The Take (2004)

The Take (2004) Movie Poster
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Release Date: October 29, 2004

On DVD/VOD: January 11, 2005

1h 27m | Documentary, Drama


In the wake of Argentina's spectacular economic collapse in 2001, Latin America's most prosperous middle class finds itself in a ghost town of abandoned factories and mass unemployment. In suburban Buenos Aires, 30 unemployed auto-parts workers walk into their idle factory, roll out sleeping mats and refuse to leave.

All they want is to restart the silent machines. But this simple act - the take - has the power to turn the globalization debate on its head.

Director: Avi Lewis
Studio: National Film Board of Canada
Producer(s): Avi Lewis, Naomi Klein
Writer(s): Naomi Klein
Official Site: http://www.nfb.ca/thetake/

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