Emily Faye Ratner is a media maker and lawyer based in New Orleans whose work focuses on state violence. She has organized with local groups to challenge law enforcement violence, incarceration, and occupation and imperialism, working with organizations including Safe Streets Strong Communities, the Orleans Parish Prison Reform Coalition, and New Orleans Palestine Solidarity (NOLAPS). She has also co-convened Patois: The New Orleans International Human Rights Film Festival, at times serving as Patois’ Festival Director and as a member of its organizing collective. Her criminal defense practice focuses on finding paths to freedom for people sentenced to life in prison, and her civil rights practice focuses on revealing the everyday violence implicit in American policing and incarceration. Emily is a proud member of the National Lawyers Guild, the Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the Board of Directors of Junebug Productions.