Harvest of Empire (2012)
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Critic Reviews for Harvest of Empire
The stories grow more eye-opening as filmmakers Peter Getzels and Eduardo Lopez paint a recurring picture.
Getzels and Lopez take a refreshing approach in this age of punditry and choir-preaching.
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.
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.
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.
Audience Reviews for Harvest of Empire
Based on the excellent book of the same name, this documentary does a magnificent job of showing how US policy and involvement has harmed Latin American countries and created circumstances that led to migration. González believes "Americans won't tolerate injustice once they have the proper information" and contributes this informative documentary in hopes that he will be proven right.
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