View Full Version : I'll reccomend you a movie

01-28-2005, 11:11 AM
It's call "The Take", directed by Avi Lewis (I think that's her name), she is from Canada and come here to my country to film a documentary about factorys taken by their former employers who were fired.
The factory's were shut down but they didn't had a choice but to occupy them.
The tagline is: occupy,resist, produce.

If you use bit torrent you can download if from For example: elitetorrents.org

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Plot Summary for
The Take (2004)

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
Opinion of a reviewer:

Yes, the power to the workers is possible, it works! This documentary reports the struggle of Argentinean workers who took back what their former employers stole by shutting down factories and firing them: their haughtiness. They succeed in reopening their factories, they recuperated their job and taught a great lesson to the rest of the world. But is this possible in other regions of the world? Is this an example any other workers can learn from?

This film is truly inspiring, touching and made with humility. It will surely arouse discussion (especially if your girl/boyfriend is a socialist).