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SnagFilms Free Movie of the Week: ‘Harvest of Empire’

SnagFilms Free Movie of the Week: 'Harvest of Empire'

Latinos are the largest minority group in the United States, with a
greater-than-ever influence in American pop culture — from food to
entertainment to literature. But despite their contributions and three
centuries of presence, there is still a bitter and raging argument over
their status as citizens.

The documentary “Harvest of Empire,”  based on the eponymous book by Juan Gonzalez, takes an unprecedented
look at the side of American history that is largely unknown to most of
the country. Gonzalez tells us in the beginning of the film, “They never
teach us in school that the huge Latino presence here is a direct
result of our own government’s actions in Mexico, the Caribbean and
Central America over many decades — actions that forced millions from
that region to leave their homeland and journey north.”

This film
is a must-watch for anyone curious about Latino history in this
country. The moving story unfolds with very human scenes of real-life
present-day immigrant families, obscure and fascinating archival footage
and notable interviews with Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Rigoberta
Menchú, the Reverend Jesse Jackson, and more. See it now, for free, on

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