A film by Avi Lewis & Naomi Klein
87 minutes, documentary, color, 2004
In the wake of Argentina’s spectacular economic collapse, Latin America’s
most prosperous middle class finds itself in a ghost town of abandoned factories
and mass unemployment. Thirty unemployed auto-parts workers walk into their
idle factory in Buenos Aires, roll out sleeping mats and refuse to leave. All
they want is to re-start the silent machines. But this simple act has the power
to turn the globalization debate on its head.
WINNER! Grand Jury Prize- AFI Film Festival
"Astonishing!" - Seattle Post-Intelligencer
"Extraordinary!" - The New Yorker
"Stirring!" - The New York Times
"Fierce and inspiring." - The Washington Post
"Eye-opening, possibility-widening." - New York Newsday
"Impassioned cinematic journalism." - Hollywood Reporter
"A suspenseful, cautionary tale universal in its implications." - Los Angeles Times
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Watch the film, then support the workers!
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