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The Take

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.
A compelling and suspenseful cautionary tale documenting the consequences of globalization - Los Angeles Times, 2005
Lewis and Klein are at the forefront of Canada's prestigious documentary film industry - The Calgary Sun, November 12, 2004
a stirring, idealistic documentary - New York Times, September 22, 2004
A story of every-day heroism, a model for productive change by repositioning the people as the power-brokers - The Vancouver Sun, 2004
Film Details
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Avi Lewis
Avi Lewis
Executive Producer: 
Laszlo Barna
Ricardo Acosta
Naomi Klein
Mark E
Film Composer: 
David Wall
Awards and Festivals
2004, American Film Institute -- Grand Jury Prize
2004, Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Film Festival

Trailer of The Take.