Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Mar 24th, at 5pm for Harvest of Empire at the Regal Majestic Stadium 20 . Look for Brian wearing a Gonzaga t-shirt in the downstairs lobby about 15 minutes before the film. As always, after the film we will descend on a local establishment for dinner/drinks/discussion.
A powerful documentary that exposes the direct connection between the long history of U.S. intervention in Latin America and the immigration crisis we face today. From the territorial expansionist policies that decimated the young economies of Mexico, Puerto Rico and Cuba, to the covert operations that imposed oppressive military regimes in the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Nicaragua and El Salvador, Harvest of Empire provides an unflinching look at the origins of the growing Latino presence in the United States. Adapted from the landmark book written by journalist Juan Gonzalez, the film tells the story of an epic human saga that is largely unknown to the great majority of citizens in the U.S., but must become part of our national conversation about immigration.
Advance tickets can be purchased here. This is the only theater in the area currently screening this documentary, so advance purchase tickets are recommended