“Takeover”: Young Lords’ Juan González on Hospital Protest Doc. Shortlisted for Academy Award — Rise Up Times

In a profound bit of synchronicity, a blogmate (you know who you are) and I were dialoguing today about The Bronx *and* about individuals with Puerto Rican cultural roots.

The documentary “Takeover,” which chronicles the radical actions of the Young Lords, was recently shortlisted for an Academy Award. In 1970, the Puerto Rican collective took over a condemned hospital in the South Bronx to demand the construction of a new hospital, free healthcare for all, and more. “I’m still amazed there’s been so […]

“Takeover”: Young Lords’ Juan González on Hospital Protest Doc. Shortlisted for Academy Award — Rise Up Times

2 Comments Add yours

  1. memadtwo says:

    We are still fighting for decent and inclusive healthcare. “We must be the change…” (k)

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  2. badfinger20 (Max) says:

    Looks like a great doc. Between 68 and 71 or so…there were all sorts of things going on in the country.

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