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Harvest of Empire – Fourth Friday Film Forum

April 26, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Madelyn Helling Library
980 Helling Way
Nevada City
CA 95959

At a time when thousands of immigrants seeking asylum are arriving at US southern borders, and with the divisive debate over immigration ever in the news, and with a president fixated on building the “Wall,” the Peace & Justice Center of Nevada County proudly presents “Harvest of Empire,” a feature-length documentary that reveals the direct connection between the long history of U.S. intervention in Latin America and the immigration crisis we face today.

Narrated by Democracy Now’s, Juan González, the film takes an uncensored look at the role that U.S. economic and military intervention have played in triggering the unprecedented wave of migration that is transforming our nation’s cultural and economic landscape. The film features archival material for the 80’s and 90’s, interviews with immigrants fleeing violence, as well as interviews with many notables, including Nobel Peace Prize winner, Rigoberta Menchu, the Reverend Jesse Jackson, ACLU Executive Director Anthony Romero, Pulitzer Prize winning writer Junot Diaz, Naomi Klein and others.

This film offers the rarely understood in depth analysis of the destabilized Central American region.  There will be a brief “Report from the Border” by Peace Center activists who went to the border to lend aid in January.  The group has collected and distributed over $2,000 to aid immigrants at the border and will take up a collection on the evening of the film.  Information on how you can get involved in helping the immigrants, and information on sponsorships will also be provided.

“Harvest of Empire” shows Friday April 26, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at the Madelyn Helling Library, 980 Helling Way (near the Rood Center), Nevada City.

Come for the film, and stay for the facilitated discussion following the film.

$10.00 suggested donation and free tea and organic popcorn! For more information write to, or visit the Peace & Justice Center’s Facebook page.