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Juan González at "Harvest of Empire" Screening

Chicago, IL

April 19, 2013 | Friday | 8:15 pm

Gene Siskel Film Center

164 N. State Street
Chicago, IL 60601 ( see map )
Democracy Now! co-host Juan González will be in Chicago for the screening of the new documentary based on his groundbreaking book, “Harvest of Empire,” which takes an unflinching look at how U.S. economic and military interests helped trigger an unprecedented wave of migration.

The film recently won an award for the best use of archival footage at the International Documentary Awards ceremony in Los Angeles. It uses rarely seen archival material to reveal the direct connection between the long history of U.S. intervention in Latin America and today’s immigration crisis.

Watch Juan González on Democracy Now! speaking about the film.

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Juan González

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Juan González has been a professional journalist for more than 40 years and was a staff columnist at the New York Daily News from 1987 to 2016. He is a two-time recipient of the George Polk Award for commentary (1998 and 2010) and was inducted into the Deadline Club’s New York Journalism Hall of Fame in 2015. A professor of Journalism and Media...