November 28, 2018 –
Resistance Films 11/28 Wed. 6:30 – 8:30 pm Forbes Library
“Harvest of Empire: The Untold Story of Latinos in America” ` reveals the roots of the crisis of thousands of refugees trying to enter the US amid heated and divisive debate over immigration. Based on the groundbreaking book by award-winning journalist Juan Gonzalez (Democracy Now), it shows the direct connection between the immigrant crisis of today and the long history of US intervention in Latin America.
Harvest of Empire takes an unflinching look at the role that US military interventions and corporate interests played in triggering unprecedented waves of immigration from Central America, Mexico, and Cuba, Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, Guatamala, El Salvador, Dominican Republic .
The film interviews such respected figures as Nobel Peace Prize winner Rigoberta Menchu, Pulitzer Prize winner writer Junot Diaz, and journalists Maria Hinojosa and Geraldo Rivera, and local poet Martin Espada.
A speaker from the Pioneer Valley Workers center will take part in the discussion. Carolyn Oppenheim will speak briefly about her recent trip to the Texas border.