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The take - Avi Lewis

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Movie propaganda

Occupy. Resist. Produce.

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, 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 globalisation debate on its head.

Avi Lewis/producer Avi Lewis (Counterspin) and writer/producer and renowned author Naomi Klein (No logo) take viewers inside the lives of ordinary visionaries, as they reclaim their work, their dignity and their democracy.

Persons of interest

  • Naomi Klein .... Screenwriter
  • Avi Lewis .... Director

Cinematic intelligence sources

Intelligence analyst

Special Agent Matti

Theatrical report


Media intelligence (DVD)

  • Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Picture: Widescreen
  • Special features:
    • Documentaries: Fire the director: The making of "The take'
    • Featurettes:
      • Avi Lewis discussing The take at the Melbourne International Film Festival
      • Avi Lewis presenting Docos and social change forum (Melbourne)
      • Gustavo Benedetto: ¡Presente! - Avi Lewis short film
    • Trailers: Theatrical
  • Subtitles: English

Security censorship classification

M (Low level coarse language)

Surveillance time

85 minutes (1:25 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

Film: 18 August 2005
DVD rental: 11 January 2006

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