Film & Discussion: Harvest of Empire

When & Where
Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco
1187 Franklin Street @ Geary
San Francisco, CA 94109
July 21, 2013 - 12:30pm
Dolores Perez Priem

This documentary examines the connection between the immigration crisis we face today and the long history of U.S. presence and interests in Latin America. Based on thegroundbreaking book by award-winning journalist Juan González.

Harvest of Empire dramatizes the role that U.S. economic and military interests played in triggering an unpresedented wave of migration transforming our nation’s cultural and ec onomic landscape.The film weaves in stories from wars for territorial expansion that gave the U.S. control of Puerto Rico, Cuba and more than half of Mexico, to covert operations that imposed military regimes in the Dominican Republic,
Guatemala, Nicaragua, El Salvador.

School of the Americas Watch (SOAW) founder Roy Bourgeois is shown speaking on the civil wars in El Salvador and history of U.S. training of Latin American militaries. SOAW members will speak in person about first-hand experiences during the Q&A session.

Free Admission ~ Lunch Available [Donation requested.]