The Take: a documentary by Naomi Klein and Avi Lewis Showing at Cinemark 12
I saw this film and all I can say is, if you've seen the film 'The Corporation' and were depressed, here is the antidote. This wonderful documentary will move you and restore your faith in humanity. There is no pre-set political agenda that's forced on the viewers; just a record of some events that happened in Argentina during the last 2-3 years, events showing ordinary people doing extraordinary things.
Here is a synopsis from NFB:
In the wake of Argentina’s spectacular economic collapse in 2001, Latin America’s most prosperous middle class finds itself in a ghost town of abandoned factories and mass unemployment. 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.
Director/producer Avi Lewis (Counterspin) and writer/producer and renowned author Naomi Klein (No Logo) take viewers inside the lives of ordinary visionaries, as they reclaim their work, their dignity and their democracy.