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free screening of THE TAKE in New York City

June 28, 2006

FREE SCREENING of “THE TAKE”
This Thursday 6/29, 8pm
at Times-Up (49 E. Houston, btwn Mott/Mulberry)

Introduction and Q&A/discussion with Marina Sitrin- activist and author of Horizontalism: Voices of Popular Power in Argentina (AK Press); Professor, Gallatin School at NYU and Argentinian activist(s)

The Take (2004, 87 min, written/produced/directed by Avi Lewis & Naomi Klein)

“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.”

“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.”

more film info at: www.thetake.org and screening info at: www.times-up.org

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