Paris-based Celluloid Dreamshas picked up international sales rights on the feature documentary The Take, written and narrated by Canadian journalist NaomiKlein, author of the best-selling corporate critique "No Logo", and directed bypartner Avi Lewis.
The film, which screens inVenice's new Digital Section and premiered at Toronto's Hot Docs DocumentaryFilm Festival in April, examines the extreme economic crisis that rockedArgentina in 2001, the role of global politics in the crisis and the efforts oflocal workers to take control of factories abandoned by their owners.
The film isproduced by Toronto-based Barna-Alper Inc. and Klein-Lewis Productions, inco-production with the National Film Board of Canada, and in association withthe Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
The deal wasbrokered by Celluloid Dreams's Toronto-based Charlotte Mickie, with Lewisrepping the producers.
In a statement,Lewis said Celluloid's Canadian connection through Mickie "made the choice easyfor us." He said the company "embraces an effortless internationalism, andcombines it with real political integrity, and a youthful enthusiasm thatbelies their deep experience."