First released in 1982, Ana María García's La Operación is a
landmark documentary on policies of population control in Puerto Rico.
Using both interviews and historical footage that contextualize the
heavy-handed promotion of female sterilization as an answer to
"overpopulation" on the island, this film offered one of the first
comprehensive analyses of population policies as embedded in the context
of U.S. imperialism, racism, and corporate-government cooperation to
rationalize a national workforce.