Fábrica Sin Patrones

Some of our readers may have stumbled upon a reference John Médaille and I made about Fasinpat, the "Factory Without Bosses" cooperative tile factory in Patagonia, Argentina. Over four years ago, the Zanón factory closed down, leaving the workers without jobs. Instead of walking away, these men and women recovered the factory and made it a complete success.

Here in the United States, we would do well to take notice.

Below is a trailer for the award-winning documentary, "Heart of the Factory" in Spanish with English subtitles.

For a copy of the DVD, go to the official website Corazón de Fábrica (in English and Spanish).


DV Friday, December 12, 2008 at 8:02:00 AM CST  

Hoorah! I am your Fiftieth Follower! Proud member of the blogligarchy ;)

Anonymous,  Friday, December 12, 2008 at 2:27:00 PM CST  

Just a note, I believe the Zanon takeover has been organized mostly not by the workers but by extreme left organizations. The woman on the video is a "May square mother", a group of mothers of marxist terrorists that tried to control the country on the 60s and 70s.

(My english is very poor, sorry)

Richard Aleman Friday, December 12, 2008 at 3:29:00 PM CST  


Even so, we can learn something from the takeover and the results of the successful worker-cooperative model.

I do appreciate the information, and it is true that the woman reminded me of "la pasionaria."

We certainly do not sympathize with marxists, however, given the economic state of the region, I doubt the majority of workers didn't support the takeover.

Nevertheless, we take what we can from the experiences of others, help our readers become aware of the successful application of worker-ownership,and look to see how we may incorporate this to our own movement.

Si habla castellano, quiero asegurarle lo mucho que agradezco su contribución.

don pedro Sunday, December 14, 2008 at 1:37:00 PM CST  

Bueno, quiere agradacerle a Usted Señor Alemán ya que es el primer seguidor de mi blog.

También como medio-argentino, quiero decir que aquella Madre de la Plaza de Mayo también me dio un susto a mí. Por eso no me emocioné mucho al ver el videoclip. Si se va a visitar su sitio de web, se nota que ellas casi ni son humanas.

Espero que les salga bien la Fasinpat y que se pongan distributistas! =)

Race Mathews,  Friday, January 2, 2009 at 1:02:00 AM CST  

Another pertinent DVD - cover credits include 'Official Selection Melbourne International Film Festival 2005' and "Winner Grand Jury Prize American Film Institute Festival' - is titled 'The Take'. The synopsis reads 'In suburban Buenos Aires, thirty unemployed auto-part workers walk into their idle factory, roll out their sleeping mats and refuse to leave. All they want is to re-start the silent machines. But this simple act - The Take - has the power to turn the globalisation debate on its head'. I think - but can't for sure recall - that my copy came from Amazon.

John Médaille Friday, January 2, 2009 at 2:26:00 AM CST  

Race, see my review of The Take at http://distributism.blogspot.com/2007/10/fire-boss.html

Anonymous,  Tuesday, November 17, 2009 at 1:36:00 PM CST  

Показать транслитерацию
help find english subtitles for this movie, please.

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