Free Documentary at MJC- Harvest Empire

Documentary Harvest of Empire at MJC

(Modesto, CA) The Associated Students of Modesto Junior College will offer a showing of the documentary Harvest of Empire, the untold story of Latinos in America, on Friday, April 12 at 7 p.m. in Forum 110 on East Campus. The film is free, open to the public and will be followed by a discussion with the film’s director, Eduardo Lopez.

Harvest of Empire is a feature-length documentary that reveals the direct connection between the long history of U.S. Intervention in Latin America and the immigration crisis that is faced today. The film takes an unflinching look at the role that U.S. economic and military interests played in triggering an unprecedented wave of migration that is transforming our nation’s cultural and economic landscape. Harvest of Empire is based on the groundbreaking book by Juan Gonzalez, an award-winning journalist, co-founder and co-host of Democracy Now!

Lopez is the co-founder of EVS Communications and producer of Linez Directa, an award-winning Spanish-language television series that provides Latino families living in the Washington metropolitan area with information on their rights, as well as on important health, educational, legal, and social service issues. After more than 23 years of innovative community outreach, the program has become one of the nation’s longest-running Spanish language television programs dedicated to public service, broadcasting crucial messages directly into the living rooms of thousands of Latino households.



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Chris Murphy is the President and CEO of Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group and Publisher and Founder of ModestoView Inc. Chris worked globally in the cycling industry returning to Modesto in 1996. He is also the founder of the Modesto Historic Graffiti Cruise Route, Legends of the Cruise Walk of Fame, Modesto Rockin’ Holiday, the Modesto Music History Organization and co-founder of the Modesto Area Music Association. Chris is married to his artist wife Rebecca since 1985 and has two daughters Madison and Abigail, both graduating from Modesto High and UC Berkeley. He is lead singer and guitarist for his band, Third Party that donates their performances to non-profits.