[act-ma] Film Screening: The Take | Sunday, Sept 16, 6PM

Center for Marxist Education centermarxisteducation at gmail.com
Sat Sep 15 03:22:48 PDT 2018

*Sunday, September 16 | 6:00 PM*
The Take
May Day Coalition

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 the wake of
Argentina's dramatic economic collapse in 2001, Latin America's most
prosperous middle class finds itself in a ghost town of abandoned factories
and mass unemployment. The Forja auto plant lies dormant until its former
employees take action. They're part of a daring new movement of workers who
are occupying bankrupt businesses and creating jobs in the ruins of the
failed system. But Freddy, the president of the new worker's co-operative,
and Lalo, the political powerhouse from the Movement of Recovered
Companies, know that their success is far from secure. Like every workplace
occupation, they have to run the gauntlet of courts, cops and politicians
who can either give their project legal protection or violently evict them
from the factory……. Armed only with slingshots and an abiding faith in
shop-floor democracy, the workers face off against the bosses, bankers and
a whole system…………. *Watch the trailer.

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