On Tuesday, Sept. 19th,
SPFS will begin its 11th year as a nonprofit documentary film series here in Salem! (yippee!!)
Over the past 10 years, we have brought you over 90 documentaries, with over 180 expert guest speakers and an opportunity to become engaged, helping to make our world a better place for everyone.
“The lifeblood of a democracy is your ability to understand and act upon a problem once the facts are presented to you. The purpose of this motion picture is to give you the facts and then you, as individuals and citizens of a democracy must take action”.
-Dr. Thomas Parran Jr. Us Surgeon General 1946
We hope you can join us for our first film of our 11th year, shown on:
Tuesday, September 19th
Salem’s Historic Grand Theatre
Harvest of Empire
The Untold Story of Latinos in America
Harvest of Empire focuses on seven countries located in the Latin American regions closest to the U.S. The documentary reveals the true origins of massive migrations from Mexico, Puerto Rico, Cuba, El Salvador, the Dominican Republic, Guatemala and Nicaragua. The living history depicted in Harvest of Empire is a moving, inspiring and often heartbreaking tale that must become part of our national conversation about immigration.
The growing anti-immigrant movement has succeeded in polarizing communities across the country, tapping into fears about economic uncertainty and demographic diversity. Our hope is to spark a civil dialogue and help to raise awareness about the true origins of the Latino presence in the U.S. and focus attention on the contributions of Latino immigrants to our society.
Documentary is followed by guest speakers and an audience discussion.
See below for more information.
And thank you for your support.