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The Take is a 2004 film [~90m] by Naomi Klein and Avi Lewis about the reclaimed factory movement (worker-managed co-operatives) in Argentina. It's presented here in 9 parts: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9. Also in a convenient playlist for easy viewing. posted by hippybear (11 comments total) 17 users marked this as a favorite

 
Pretty crass to link to a ripped copy of the movie and link to the site that obviously shows the movie was made by a small production company, and is for sale. Especially so with something on giving rights to workers for the jobs they do.
posted by jscott at 9:33 AM on May 20, 2012 [2 favorites]


I'm sure that Klein and Lewis are familiar with the procedures that YouTube has in place to remove material that the creators don't want posted there. That this is not the only instance of this film on YouTube, and that it's been posted for over 3 years, leads me to believe that they probably don't care too much.

Still, if it's that important to you, please purchase a copy for your own video library.
posted by hippybear at 9:37 AM on May 20, 2012 [1 favorite]


I dropped them a courtesy e-mail. We'll find out.
posted by jscott at 10:26 AM on May 20, 2012 [1 favorite]


I like how the Take is kind of similar to the end of Atlas Shrugged, with the rich people taking off. Though because it's real life and not the rabid screed of a sociopathic cult-leader, it turns out rather better in the absence of plutocrats.
posted by "Elbows" O'Donoghue at 10:38 AM on May 20, 2012 [1 favorite]


Meanwhile, what do you think of the actual content of the film?
posted by hippybear at 10:38 AM on May 20, 2012 [2 favorites]


Film? This FPP is about a film?
posted by ZenMasterThis at 11:02 AM on May 20, 2012


I saw this a few years ago. The thing that really blew me away was that some of the occupiers were planning on voting the government who had screwed them back into power.
posted by KGMoney at 11:40 AM on May 20, 2012


i was just thinking about this a few weeks ago. does anyone know whatever happened to that factory and the workers?
posted by cupcake1337 at 12:25 PM on May 20, 2012


Pretty crass to link to a ripped copy of the movie and link to the site that obviously shows the movie was made by a small production company, and is for sale.

Just tried to buy this DVD but it isn't available in the UK.

I reckon the film-makers made this film to be seen, rather than to grow rich themselves.
posted by devious truculent and unreliable at 7:13 AM on May 21, 2012


does anyone know whatever happened to that factory and the workers?

I'm not finding much immediately on Google, but this article, from Feb 2010, seems to imply that the factory was still up and running at that point, 7 years after the worker takeover.

They do remain listed at the Reclaimed Factories website in Argentina, complete with description of what they can do and even a telephone number.

I'm betting they're still around and doing their collective thing.
posted by hippybear at 8:05 AM on May 21, 2012


This isn't that new, or even foreign to North America. In the bad old 80s there were a few factories/shops that did this. There was a largish Western Canadian window/door factory, I recall.
posted by clvrmnky at 10:17 AM on May 22, 2012


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