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Harvest of Empire

Harvest of Empire (2012)

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Average Rating: 7.4/10
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Film based on the ground-breaking book by award-winning journalist and Democracy Now! co-host Juan González. Featuring real life stories and rare archival footage, the film examines the political events, social conditions, and U.S. government actions that led millions of Latino families to leave their homelands in an unprecedented wave of migration over the past six decades. At a time of heated and divisive debate over federal immigration policy, producers Eduardo López and Wendy

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The stories grow more eye-opening as filmmakers Peter Getzels and Eduardo Lopez paint a recurring picture.

March 15, 2013 Full Review Source: Washington Post
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Getzels and Lopez take a refreshing approach in this age of punditry and choir-preaching.

March 7, 2013 Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle
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As an analysis of the causes of migration, it is one-dimensional and unconvincing. But as a social history of Latinos in America, it is provocative and fascinating.

February 28, 2013 Full Review Source: Arizona Republic
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Cogent doc makes the persuasive argument for the role that U.S. military and corporate interests have played in the influx of immigration from Latin American countries.

October 2, 2012 Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter
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The filmmakers retain a touching faith that most Americans won't tolerate injustice when they know about it. This film is meant to teach them.

September 27, 2012 Full Review Source: New York Times
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This sobering and much-needed look at Latino migration is built on an undeniably optimistic premise: that once Americans have accurate facts, "they rarely allow injustices to stand."

September 27, 2012 Full Review Source: New York Daily News
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