Mount Rainier Elementary School and the Office of Diversity of Prince George’s County Public Schools are hosting a screening of Harvest of the Empire, an award-winning documentary on immigration. A brief talk and discussion following the film will be lead by director Eduardo López.
A trailer of the film and details: http://harvestofempiremovie.com/.
There is no fee to attend, but donations are welcome.
Mr. Eduardo López is a co-founder of the nonprofit organization, EVS Communications, and the Producer of Línea Directa, one of the nation’s longest-running Spanish-language television programs dedicated to Latino outreach and public service. Since 1990, the weekly series has provided thousands of immigrant families living in the Washington metropolitan area with information on their rights, as well as on important health, legal, education and social service issues. The program is produced in the studios of NBC4, and is broadcast each Sunday morning by Telemundo Washington.
Mr. López is also the Co-Director of the award-winning documentary, Harvest of Empire. Based on the landmark book by journalist Juan González of Democracy Now, the film examines the role that U.S. military actions and economic interests played in triggering unprecedented waves of migration from the Caribbean, Central America and Mexico. Harvest of Empire opened to critical acclaim in New York and Los Angeles during the Fall of 2012, and in fifteen cities across the country through the Spring and Summer of 2013. The documentary has won several national honors, including the prestigious Imagen Award as Best Documentary for Film or Television in 2013. Mr. López is an immigrant from El Salvador, and has lived in the U.S. since 1967.
Structured creative play will be provided for children ages 2 – 10 at no additional cost by making a reservation. Concessions will also be for sale at the event.