The Take, a film by Naomi Klein about workers in Argentina who occupy their idle suburban Buenos Aeires auto factory and go through the process of setting up a democratic means for self-management, will be airing this weekend at the Wealthy Theatre. The Take uses the occupation of the factory as a symbol for the types of struggles waged by workers in Argentina after ten years of disasterous policies by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Argentina, using this occupation as the catalyst for an examination of one of the most vibrant and inovative struggles against neoliberal economic policies. While this crisis gained some attention in the West after the complete collapse of Argentina’s economy in 2001, there has been little recent coverage despite ongoing resistance and protest against IMF policies.
- March 5 – 7:00pm, followed by a panel discussion
- March 6 – 1:00pm, 4:00pm, and 7:00pm
- March 7 – 7:00pm and 9:00pm
All shows take place at the Wealthy Theatre (1130 Wealthy St SE) and are $5 ($2 for students).