Fire the Director: The Making of 'The Take'

30 min

How long has it been | since you were in here?

Oh, for me it's been 2 or 3 years.

They fired me before | the factory closed down.

I just found my mat cup.

What's strange is that | there aren't any pigeons.

Maybe on their last visit | they took the pigeons too.

This place used to be full | of pigeons.

Vacations by the sea

The Peron government | delivers on its promises.

Arriving at the Miramar resort are | tourists of all ages and both sexes,

who are going to have a happy | vacation by the sea.

Michel Camdessus | Managing director, IMF

If you want to get your factory | back, guys, get your asses in gear.

You're owed 3.2 million pesos | in unpaid wages.

Let's pressure them with that.

The factory is worth 3.6 million.

They're offering half a million. | This is ridiculous.

Let's keep the factory and | forget the money they owe us.

We have to think about this, | about the takeover.

Because you've seen that | they already want to sell the trucks,

with the excuse of paying | for the security.

But that's just an excuse.

We won't let them, | we won't let it happen.

They're taking the heart out of | this factory so we can't start it up.

I didn't work here.

I'm from the National Movement | of Recovered Companies.

You were the workers | at this factory.

You're the ones who will get | the jobs back.

This may sound like a jingle | to you, but it's not a jingle.

The National Movement of | Recovered Factories has a slogan:



and Produce.

I worked for 15 years in | this factory as a tool and die maker.

My monthly salary was $1200, | it was really good money.

Today I don't have that.

Thanks to Forja | we have this house.

For some people it may be | nothing, but to us it's everything.

It used to be that the money | I made I could spend on myself.

I used to buy perfume, creams, | makeup and clothes.

We had credit cards.

Well, we both worked but | we would enjoy what we earned.

I think it's been a year since | we've gone anywhere.

It's been some time.

They don't even remember what | a McDonalds Happy Meal looks like.

Before we weren't worried | but now we are.

And what I earn now | doesn't cover it all.

It covers food or the debts.

If I pay the debts | the girls don't eat.

If the girls eat, I don't pay | the debts.

I prefer not to pay the debts, | so they build up...

This is big, brother.

How could we be suffering | and going hungry...

when such a huge place is just | sitting here, closed?

Look, there's even cobwebs.

You know which cable | is missing?

Remember the one that we put | there for the crane?

That's the one that's missing.

This used to be completely full.

Here you can see the outlines,

and in the other warehouse as well,

there were containers full | of raw materials.

Now there isn't one. | Not a single one.

They all disappeared.

It's a disaster.

You know what worries me? | There aren't any pigeons.

This place used to be filled | with pigeons.

- They must have died of sadness | - Of hunger.

But this is a sin.

It's been 3 years since | they fired me,

and I haven't found another job.

Now I come and I see the things | in my locker,

like the drawings that my son did.

It makes me feel bad to see | all of this shut down.

I don't know what else to tell you,

everything's dirty.

In the cooperative,

we'll all be administrators.

I'll check on what he does, | and he'll check on me.

Of course we're going to have | to be more conscientious,

and not be too bourgeois, | like before under the boss.

When you would duck into a corner | for a break whenever you could.

Now, no. If a light is on, | turn it off if it's not necessary.

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