Tropical Iron: The Saga of Minor Keith / Hierro tropical: la saga de Minor Keith

Costa Rica, 2017. 1 h 48 m
Friday, October 22, 9:00 pm. Live Stream
Directed by Mark C. Baldwin

In English
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The story of Minor Keith and the construction of the Costa Rican Atlantic Railway in the 19th Century. A seemingly small infrastructure project, laying one hundred miles of track cost the lives of over 4000 men, took nearly 20 years to complete, and bankrupted a nation. It resulted in the formation of the United Fruit Company, the largest agricultural enterprise in the world, and the most controversial US company ever to operate in Latin America. UFCO and Minor Keith are still considered the embodiment of US Imperialism by those in Central America, South America, and the Caribbean.

After this content becomes available October 22nd at 9:00 pm GMT-4, you’ll have 2 hours 30 minutes to start watching. Once you begin, you’ll have 48 hours to finish watching the film. The October 22nd at 9:00 pm GMT-4 livestream can be viewed anytime until October 22nd at 11:30 pm.

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