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Harvest of Empire: the Untold Story of Latinos in America

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cover of Harvent of Empire
Eduardo Lopez
Peter Getzels

This 90 minute film is based on the book of the same name by award-winning journalist Juan González details how the United States' political and military involvement over time in Latin America has triggered the immigration crisis occuring today. The film features present day immigrant stories, rarely seen archival material, as well as interviews with such respected figures as Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Rigoberta Menchú, the Reverend Jesse Jackson, ACLU Executive Director Anthony Romero, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Junot Díaz, Mexican historian Dr. Lorenzo Meyer, journalists Maria Hinojosa and Geraldo Rivera, Grammy award-winning singer Luis Enrique, and poet Martín Espada.

Recommended by YWCA Madison