AM I NOT A CITIZEN? – BARBARISM, CIVIC AWAKENING AND THE CITY
2004 Afi Documentary Award
In the wake of Argentina´s dramatic 2001 economic collapse, 30 unemployed auto-parts workers in suburban Buenos Aires walk into their idle factory, roll out sleeping mats, and refuse to leave. They are part of a daring new movement of workers who are occupying bankrupt businesses and creating jobs in the ruins of the failed system. Journalists Avi Lewis and Naomi Klein (No Logo) direct this documentary that portrays the workers´ lives and struggles, and introduces their alternative economy to wider audiences.