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Seomra Spraoi Cinema (The Take, 2004)

This Sunday 12th of April we will be showing 'The Take', a 2004 documentary by Naomi Klein and Avi Lewis, about a group of Argentinian workers who take control of an auto factory.

    WhenApr, 12 2009
    from 05:00 pm to 07:30 pm

    The Take is a Canadian documentary film released in 2004 by the wife
    and husband team of Naomi Klein and Avi Lewis. It tells the story of
    workers in Buenos Aires, Argentina who reclaim control of a closed
    Forja auto plant where they once worked and turn it into a worker
    cooperative, or as could be argued, a working model of


    The plant closed as a result of the economic policies of the Carlos
    Menem government under the watchful eye of the International Monetary

    While in bankruptcy protection, the company appeared to be selling off
    property and inventory to pay creditors – a move which further reduced
    the chances of the facility returning to production. In an effort to
    establish their own control, the workers occupied the factory and
    began a long battle to win the right to operate it themselves, as a

    This collective movement has gained strength in Argentina, having
    started with a garment factory several years earlier. The factory
    workers waded through the courts and legislative system with help from
    the experience of these other groups who had fought the same battle,
    and ultimately secured their right to operate the plant.

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