Harvest of Empire [movie]

Friday, March 8, 2013 - 12:00pm to Sunday, March 31, 2013 - 9:15pm

THE UNTOLD STORY OF LATINOS IN AMERICA.

Latin Perspective Doc HARVEST OF EMPIRE opens 3/8 SF & Berkeley.

1. San Francisco opening:
Landmark’s Opera Plaza Cinemas, 601 Van Ness Ave., San
Francisco (415) 771-0183
DIRECTOR IN PERSON: Eduardo Lopez will speak in person on 3/8 at
the 7:00pm & 9:40pm shows
Showtimes (valid 3/8-3/14): Fri-Sat: 12:15, 2:35, 4:50, 7:00,
9:40; Sun: 12:15, 2:35, 4:50, 7:00; Mon-Thur: 2:35, 4:50, 7:00
Tickets are available at:
https://tickets.landmarktheatres.com/Ticketing.aspx?TheatreID=226
& at theatre box office.
https://www.facebook.com/events/162354480580589/

2. Berkeley opening:
Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas, 2230 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley (510)
644-2992
DIRECTOR IN PERSON: Eduardo Lopez will speak in person on 3/9 at
the 5:00pm & 7:20pm shows.
Showtimes (valid 3/8-3/14): Fri-Thur: 2:40, 5:00, 7:20, 9:40
Tickets are available at:
https://tickets.landmarktheatres.com/ticketing.aspx?theatreid=200
& at theatre box office.
https://www.facebook.com/events/341958312575082/

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About:

"We are all Americans of the New World, and our most dangerous
enemies are not each other, but the great wall of ignorance
between us.” - Juan González, Harvest of Empire.

At a time of heated and divisive debate over immigration, Onyx
Films is proud to present HARVEST OF EMPIRE, a feature-length
documentary that examines the direct connection between the long
history of U.S. intervention in Latin America and the immigration
crisis we face today. Based on the groundbreaking book by
award-winning journalist Juan González, HARVEST OF EMPIRE takes
an unflinching look at the role that U.S. economic and military
interests played in triggering an unprecedented wave of migration
that is transforming our nation’s cultural and economic
landscape.

From the wars for territorial expansion that gave the U.S.
control of Puerto Rico, Cuba and more than half of Mexico, to the
covert operations that imposed oppressive military regimes in the
Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Nicaragua and El Salvador, HARVEST
OF EMPIRE unveils a moving human story that is largely unknown to
the great majority of citizens in the U.S. “They never teach us
in school that the huge Latino presence here is a direct result
of our own government’s actions in Mexico, the Caribbean and
Central America over many decades -- actions that forced millions
from that region to leave their homeland and journey north,”
says Juan González at the beginning of the film.

HARVEST OF EMPIRE provides a rare and powerful glimpse into the
enormous sacrifices and rarely-noted triumphs of our nation’s
growing Latino community. 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. Filmmakers are producer
J. Wendy Thompson-Marquez (Onyx Media Group, EVS Communications,
Telemundo), co-director & producer Eduardo López (EVS
Communications, Spanish TV’s Línea Directa, winner of Ford
Foundation's Leadership for a Changing World Award), and
co-director & producer Peter Getzels (PBS series Closer to Truth,
documentaries for National Geographic, BBC, Channel 4, Discovery
Channel.)

Official website: http://www.harvestofempireonline.com/.

The film’s running time is 90 minutes; it is not rated. In
English and Spanish; Spanish portions are subtitled in English.

 

Bay Area dates:

The movie starts March 8, 2013 and ends March 14, 2013 at Landmark Theatres.

Event Locations: Landmark's Opera Plaza Cinemas, SF & Landmark.

 

 

Websites:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HarvestOfEmpire

About movie producer: http://harvestofempiremovie.com/blog/

HARVEST feature on Landmark's website: http://www.landmarktheatres.com/Films/films_frameset.asp?id=122133

HARVEST website: http://harvestofempiremovie.com/index.html

Download HARVEST trailer: http://we.tl/e4dtRVaul3

 

 

Movie poster: