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Film: "The Take"
Date Friday June 17
Time 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location Details
Unitarian Universalist Church - Main Hall
505 E. Charleston Rd., Palo Alto
Wheelchair accessible
Event Type Screening
Organizer/AuthorWorld Centric - Aseem Das
Naomi Klein's stunning new film...

THE TAKE

Doors open at 7:30 ~ Suggested donation $5 to $10 (no one turned away for lack of $$).

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.

Directed by Avi Lewis, host and producer of "CounterSpin", and written by renowned author and journalist Naomi Klein, producer of "No Logo" and author of _Fences and Windows_, "The Take" gives viewers an inside look at the lives of ordinary visionaries as they reclaim their work, their dignity, and their democracy. (87 minutes; 2004.)

“...a compelling and suspenseful cautionary tale documenting the consequences of globalization... universal in its implications.” - Los Angeles Times

“...a stirring, idealistic documentary...” - New York Times

Please join us after the film for discussion, socializing, and organic snacks and drinks.

Cosponsored by:
Peninsula Peace and Justice Center // 650-326-8837 // http://www.peaceandjustice.org
World Centric // 650-283-3797 // http://www.worldcentric.org
Peace Umbrella of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto // http://www.uucpa.org
Added to the calendar on Wednesday Jun 1st, 2005 3:07 PM

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