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The Take (2004)

Unrated | | Documentary | 18 March 2005 (Italy)
The film in not about auto-parts workers in suburban Buenos Aires, but about workers of a ceramic floors factory in Neuquen, several hundred miles southward, in Argentinian Patagonia.

Director:

Avi Lewis

Writer:

Naomi Klein
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Credited cast:
Matilde Adorno Matilde Adorno ... Self - Worker
Michel Camadessus Michel Camadessus ... Self
Bill Clinton ... Self (archive footage)
Gustavo Cordera Gustavo Cordera ... Self (singer) (as Bersuit)
Freddy Espinoza Freddy Espinoza ... Self (president of La Forja)
Raul Godoy Raul Godoy ... Self
Néstor Kirchner Néstor Kirchner ... Self
Naomi Klein ... Self (also narrator)
Avi Lewis ... Self (also narrator)
Celia Martinez Celia Martinez ... Self
Carlos Saúl Menem Carlos Saúl Menem ... Self (as Carlos Menem)
Lalo Paret Lalo Paret ... Self (activist)
Juan Domingo Perón ... Self (archive footage)
Jorge Rimondi Jorge Rimondi ... Self (Judge)
Anoop Singh Anoop Singh ... Self (Director of the IMF's Western Hemisphere Department)
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In suburban Buenos Aires, thirty unemployed auto-parts workers walk into their idle factory, roll out sleeping mats and refuse to leave. All they want is to re-start the silent machines. But this simple act - the take - has the power to turn the globalization debate on its head. Armed only with slingshots and an abiding faith in shop-floor democracy, the workers face off against the bosses, bankers and a whole system that sees their beloved factories as nothing more than scrap metal for sale. With The Take, director Avi Lewis, one of Canada's most outspoken journalists, and writer Naomi Klein, author of the international bestseller No Logo, champion a radical economic manifesto for the 21st century Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

Occupy. Resist. Produce.

Genres:

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Certificate:

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dump the bosses!
23 January 2005 | by coweatmanSee all my reviews

the worker owned factories in argentina are one of the best developments in recent history. i think the most interesting part of it is that people who are not ostensibly "political" have responded to a crisis by instituting something, spontaneously, that looks like it is within spitting distance of anarchosyndicalism. joe hill would be proud.

i saw this film as part of the touring show for the lost film festival, and it was easily the highlight of the show. I'm eagerly awaiting this to come to a local theater so i can see it again, and i'm going to try to get as many people as possible to go.


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Country:

Canada | Argentina

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

18 March 2005 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,625, 26 September 2004

Gross USA:

$30,380

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$30,380
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