The Take

Film, Documentaries

Time Out says

Revealing missive (written, produced and co-narrated by Naomi Klein) from Argentina, where sometime workers have been reacting to the mess of the Menem years and his self-destructive neoliberal model economy (El Modelo, as it’s known) by expropriating disused factories and restarting the machines under their own command, thereby offering grassroots anti-globalisers a model of their own. Compelling in the first half, when interviews with the can-do cooperative workers of Zanon Ceramics and their very prodigal ex-boss offer a vision of a real-life version of Renoir’s ‘Le Crime de Monsieur Lange’, the film tails off into pressing but unresolved questions about the democratic efficacy of Argentina’s electoral system and judiciary.


Release details

Release date:
Friday May 20 2005
87 mins

Cast and crew

avi lewis
Naomi Klein