Justice Forum: Discussion on Takeover, a documentary on The Young Lords

Takeover, a documentary on The Young Lords.
Emma Francis-Snyder in conversation with Adriana Garriga-López, Carlito Rivera, and Ivan Calaff

April 6, 2022

The short-subject documentary — directed by Emma Francis-Snyder and produced by Market Road Films’ Tony Gerber — chronicles the 12 historic hours in 1970 when 50 members of the Young Lords Party stormed the dilapidated Lincoln Hospital in the South Bronx and made their cries for health justice known to the world. The Lincoln Hospital takeover resulted in the Patient Bill of Rights, which marks the 50th anniversary of its adoption next year. And though the Young Lords did not achieve its goal of universal healthcare, the bill is still the basis of care to this day.