True to form, Naomi Klein gets to the heart of a complex story and reveals the human impact of the effects of globalization, with her film made in Argentina at the time of the country’s banking and economic collapse.
It is 2005 and Latin America’s most prosperous middle class finds itself facing ghost towns with abandoned factories and mass unemployment. Klein follows one story – thirty unemployed car workers in Buenos Aires who occupy their idle factory and refuse to leave. All they want is to restart the machines… the result is a real-life political thriller that pits ordinary workers against the local ruling elite – factory owners, politicians and judges.
This film coincides with the start of the UK’s groundbreaking Co-operatives Fortnight – June 25th to July 9th – promoting the work and value of co-operation in the UK and abroad.
‘Fierce and Inspiring’ – Washington Post
… ‘A suspenseful, cautionary tale universal in its implications’ – LA Times
… ‘A cross between Michael Moore and Ken Loach’…. – International Herald Tribune
The Take (87 mins), the winner of several festival prizes, is directed by journalist Avi Lewis, written by Naomi Klein (No Logo) and is 87 mins duration.
This will be a FREE event! 7.30pm on Wednesday 22nd June.
Come and join us for a pre-mid summers day drink/screening/social gathering
No RSVPS – max 80 capacity, so come on time if you want a seat!
Venue: The Chapel Bar, Islington (29a Penton Street, N1 9PX – nearest tube is Angel)
Directions: 5 mins walk from Angel Tube. Cross to White Lion Street, walk to the top where it meets Penton Street, Chapel Bar is on the opposite corner.