Join us every Thursday at the Paul and Eslanda Robeson Cinema at The People’s Forum, created in the spirit of their love of art, film and revolutionary culture.
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.
U.S./Puerto Rico | 2021 | Emma Francis-Snyder | 38 min
This is a free educational program, however, in order to maintain a safe capacity level, we ask that you get a $8 solidarity ticket to reserve your participation and to sustain our educational programming.
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