Harvest of Empire

Directed by Peter Getzels and Eduardo Lopez, 2012, USA, 1:30, English


Inspired by and based upon the critically heralded book ‘Harvest of Empire,’ by Juan González, this hard-hitting documentary utilizes extensive interviews, rarely seen archival footage, and a critical eye to examine the historical relationship between the United States and the rest of the Americas. As a commentary on our current debate over immigration, Harvest of Empire is a judicious examination of the role of colonial power in the racial, ethnic, and cultural composition of the United States, as well as the unprecedented wave of mass Latino/Latina immigration that will continue to transform the whole of the Americas into the future. Exposing the rarely-circulated and even less acknowledged history of oppression, intimidation, and manipulation, this film adds an important voice to contemporary political discourse.

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