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Documentary filmmaker Avi Lewis

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Avi Lewis has joined forces with his wife, activist and No Logos author Naomi Klein to produce The Take, a film chronicling a peaceful Argentinian movement by workers to take over abandoned factories and run them cooperatively on a small scale. In the wake of Argentina's economic collapse of 2001, these small, defiant projects turned around the fortunes of the workers whose lives had been devastated by the factory closures. In conversation with Anna Maria Tremonti in this 2005 radio clip, Lewis shows himself to be passionate and articulate, qualities that he will bring to his advocacy for Lawrence Hill's The Book of Negroes.
Medium: Radio
Program: The Current
Broadcast Date: March 29, 2005
Guest(s): Avi Lewis
Host: Anna Maria Tremonti
Duration: 14:38
Photo: Photo of Avi Lewis: Saad Majoka

Last updated: February 8, 2012

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