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The Take

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Mature Audience

Suitable for mature audiences 16 years and over.

NOTE: Moderate coarse language, Moderate violence

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"Vitally important...a deeply moving and informative film. Its purpose is to inspire further battles just like the one it portrays-not violent revolution, but small-scale, incremental political progress, the kind that doesn't make news, but does make real change." --Cinema Scope

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. But this simple act "The Take” has the power to turn the globalization debate on its head. In 2001, groups of workers in Argentina frustrated by a dramatic economic collapse started seizing the countrys bankrupt workplaces and running them without bosses. With The Take, Director Avi Lewis, one of Canadas most outspoken journalists, and writer Naomi Klein, author of the international bestseller No Logo, have crafted a political thriller which is also a radical economic manifesto for the 21st century, documenting the workers hopeful and inspiring struggle for dignity amidst injustice and despair. 

WINNER! Best Documentary, 2005 Cleveland International Film Festival
WINNER! Grand Jury Prize, 2004 AFI Los Angeles International Film Festival
WINNER! Best Justice and Human Rights Film, 2004 Vermont International Film Festival

Special Features: * Avi Lewis Q&A at the Melbourne International Film Festival * Avi Lewis presenting 'Docos and Social Change' forum Melbourne * Fire the Director: The Making of The Take * Gustavo Benedetto: iPresente! - Avi Lewis short film * Theatrical trailer
Release date NZ
May 3rd, 2006
Movie Format
  • DVD
DVD Region
  • Region 4
  • Standard Edition
Aspect Ratio
  • 1.33 : 1
English, Spanish
Length (Minutes)
Supported Audio
  • Dolby Digital Surround 5.1
  • Documentary
Original Release Year
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