The Take

The Take

| 1 h 27 min

The Take is a political thriller that turns the globalization debate on its head. The film follows Argentina's radical new movement of occupied businesses: groups of workers who are claiming the country's bankrupt workplaces and running them without bosses.

With The Take, director Avi Lewis, one of Canada's most outspoken journalists, and writer Naomi Klein, author of the international bestseller No Logo, champion a radical economic manifesto for the 21st century. But what shines through in the film is the simple drama of workers lives and their struggles: the demand for dignity and the searing injustice of dignity denied.

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Credits
  • director
    Avi Lewis
  • writer
    Naomi Klein
  • editor
    Ricardo Acosta
  • director of photography
    Mark Ellam
  • location sound
    Jason Milligan
  • composer
    David Wall
  • producer
    Avi Lewis
    Naomi Klein
    Silva Basmajian
  • co-producer
    Katie McKenna
  • executive producer
    Laszlo Barna
    Jerry McIntosh
    Marie Natanson
  • line producer
    Pim van der Toorn
  • field producer
    Esteban Magnani
    Julian Massaldi-Fuchs
    Cecilia Sainz
    Silvana Santiago
  • senior field producer
    Dawn Makinson
  • visual researcher
    Dawn Makinson
  • second camera
    John Jordan
    Robin McKenna
  • second sound
    Susana Guichal
  • additional camera
    Ricardo D'Angelis
    Avi Lewis
    Cecilia Sainz
  • production manager
    Paula Talesnik
    Susan Baker
  • post coordinator
    Paula Talesnik
  • logistics coordinator
    David Meslin
  • research
    Tomas Bril Mascarenhas
    Joseph Huff-Hannon
  • on-line facility
    Fearless Films
  • online editor
    Andrew Mandziuk
  • colourist
    Andrew Mandziuk
  • title design
    Lee Towndrow
  • visual effects
    Lee Towndrow
  • audio post-production
    Film Sound One
  • mixing facility
    Film Sound One
  • post-production audio supervisor
    Daniel Pellerin
  • mixer
    Daniel Pellerin
  • re-recording mixer
    Dwayne Newman
  • supervising sound editor
    Dwayne Newman
  • sound effects editor
    Brian Schwarz
  • dialogue editor
    Geoff Raffan
  • post sound assistant
    Steven Budd
  • translator
    Julian Massaldi-Fuchs
    Joseph Huff-Hannon
  • transcription services
    Dawn Makinson
    Joseph Huff-Hannon
    Multimedia Transcriptions
  • post-production assistant
    Silvia Disabatino
  • production stills
    Andres D'Elia
  • narrator
    Naomi Klein
    Avi Lewis
  • supervising executive
    Margaret O'Brien
  • business & legal affairs
    Brooke Lovell
  • manager, business affairs
    Nicole Butler
  • business affairs
    Susan Baek
  • legal services
    Hall & Associates
  • archive clearance
    Elspeth Domville
  • distribution coordinator
    Monica Penner
  • production secretary
    Vjera Hlozan
  • production accountant
    JC Caveen
  • production assistant
    Kelly McLaughlin
    Melissa Kehoe
  • executive assistant
    Jane Clarke
    Myro Fal