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Screentalk Umoja

Free Film Screening & Filmmaker Meet & Greet

TAKEOVER

runtime - 37 min

Saturday July 8 10, 2023  | 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Ann Louise Davis Room

Address:

800 Park Avenue

Plainfield NJ, 07060

FREE | ALL AGES

TAKEOVER
by Emma Francis Snyder

IN 1970, A GROUP OF YOUNG PUERTO RICAN ACTIVISTS TOOK OVER A DECREPIT HOSPITAL IN NEW YORK CITY, LAUNCHING A BATTLE FOR THEIR LIVES, THEIR COMMUNITY, AND HEALTHCARE FOR ALL.

Takeover explores 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. They raised the Puerto Rican flag atop the building, as well as a banner reading “The People’s Hospital” – a nom de guerre still used today. Through archival footage, seamless reenactments, and modern-day interviews, we follow 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.

Takeover! endeavors to capture the imagination of a new generation of activists, and suggest actions that ordinary citizens can take to change the conversation — and the country. It is more vital than ever before that the bravery and behavior of the Young Lords be shown, celebrated, and built upon today.

MEET FILMMAKER Emma Snyder Francis  @ Q&A immediately to follow the screening

About
Screentalk Umoja (Unity)

Screetalk Umoja is a free film screening and filmmaker meet and greet held the 2nd Saturday each month from May - September at Plainfield Public Library, Plainfield NJ. Films featured are produced by underrepresented filmmakers from Black, Latino, Asian,Female and LGBTQ communities.  All films are curated to focus on issues and perspectives that will engage the audience, evoke thought and provocate change.  Each screening is followed by an intimate fireside chat / q&a to help attendees gain further insight, inspiration and understanding of the filmmaking process.

Each session approx 2 hrs. Screening. Filmmaker Meet and Greet immediately follow screening

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