The Take is a political thriller that turns the globalization debate on its head. The film follows Argentina's radical new movement of occupied businesses: groups of workers who are claiming the country's bankrupt workplaces and running them without bosses.
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. But what shines through in the film is the simple drama of workers lives and their struggles: the demand for dignity and the searing injustice of dignity denied.
2004, 87 min 05 s
Grand Jury Prize - Category: International Documentary Competition
AFI International Film Festival
November 4 to 14 2004, Los Angeles - USA
Award for Best Film - Category: Human Rights and Justice
Vermont International Film Festival
October 13 to 18 2004, Burlington - USA
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