Naomi Klein and Avi Lewis produced The Take in 2004 for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, and I'm left wondering why it hasn't done the rounds in my network sooner! Its a 1hr 24min doco about workers in Argentina who are taking over closed factories and turning them into cooperatives.
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. 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 struggle: the demand for dignity and the searing injustice of dignity denied. http://thetake.org