Emma Francis-Snyder is a New York based activist and documentary filmmaker. With Takeover she is a 2020 Ford Foundation: Just Films and Open Society Foundation grantee. She attended the 2019 Reykjavik International Film Festival Talent Lab. She is a 2017 UnionDocs Summer Fellow and the winner of the 2017 Brooklyn Film Festival Exchange pitch. In 2012 Emma, and co-director, Sara Beth Curtis, received the Rosen Fellowship and traveled to Santiago, Chile and Montreal, Quebec to film the simultaneous student movements. She is the co-producer of the film, Straight/Curve, and the associate producer of Yoruba Richen’s award-winning I Rise series.