We are so thrilled to see former UNDO Summer Doc Lab alum Emma Francis-Snyder’s film Takeover premiere at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival! UnionDocs is delighted to be a presentation partner for her screenings. The screening will take place on JUNE 11 at 7PM at AMC Magic Johnson Harlem 9. You don’t want to miss it.
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Jun 11, 2021 at 7:00 pm
Directed by Emma Francis-Snyder
37 min., 2020
“Takeover takes place during the twelve historic hours on July 14, 1970, in which fifty members of the Young Lords Party stormed the dilapidated Lincoln Hospital in the South Bronx, drove out their administrative staff, barricaded entrances and windows, and made their cries for decent healthcare known to the world. The activists raised the Puerto Rican flag atop the building, and hung a banner reading “The People’s Hospital”—a nom de guerre still used today.
Through archival footage, seamless reenactments, and modern-day interviews, we tell the story of the Young Lords’ resistance against institutions curated by wealth and white supremacy, and their fight for the most basic of human rights: the right to accessible, quality healthcare. The Young Lords’ bold act of civil disobedience resulted in no loss of life and the Patient’s Bill of Rights, though watered down is still in use today.”
Emma Francis-Snyder is a New York-based activist, documentary filmmaker, and archivist. With her debut film, Takeover, she is a 2020 Open Society and Ford Foundation: Just Films grantee. Francis-Snyder received support from The Gotham and was a 2017 UnionDocs Summer Fellow.