'The Take' screening and discussion

Starting Date: 12-10-2004
Starting Time: 7:00pm

UMass School Of Management
Amherst, Massachusetts 01003
United States
The Progressive Cinema Series, GEO and the IWW present:

The Take

followed by a discussion

Friday December 10th
Screening at 7pm, SOM 137
--Free and Open to All--

More information:

As GEO bargains for a new contract and workers at Java Hut struggle for a union, we present a stunning new film about workers rights; The Take.

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.

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.

More Info at www.thetake.org

Sponsored by GEO and the IWW
Geographical Scope: Local

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