Video — 1 streaming video file (74 min.) : digital, sound, color
Years ago Argentina had a high standard of living; the unemployment rates were low due to support from government programs, social services and education. This situation changed drastically with pressure from the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund and the World Trade Organization, forcing Argentina to adopt new economic policies and globalization.
Video — 1 streaming video file (37 min.) : digital, sound, color
A film that explores the state of Argentina's economic culture. After experiencing a widespread economic failure in the 1990's, grassroots initiatives began organizing locally-run, employee-owned businesses, with workers occupying the closed facilities of their former owners. The filmmakers review the conditions that led to Argentina's economic downfall, the ensuing change in government leadership, and examine the new community-led worker cooperatives.
Video — 1 videodisc (190 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 sheet. Sound: digital; optical; stereo; Dolby. Video: NTSC. Digital: video file; DVD video; all regions.
Shift change (2012) (70 min.)
Case studies: La Empresa es Nestra (Mondragon) (39:03) ; Equal Exchange (Boston) (10:19) ; Network of Cooperatives (Madison, WI) (18:49) ; Arizmendi Association (SF Bay Area) (8:08) , Evergreen Cooperatives (Cleveland) (10:00) , Austin Polytechnical Academy (Chicago) (13:52) ; WAGES - Green House Cleaning Coops (SF Bay Area) (7:28) ; Cooperative Home Care Associates (Bronx, NY) (6:38) ; EBO Group (Akron, OH) (5:49).
Shift change: "...visits the 50-year-old network of cooperative businesses in Mondragon, Spain, and thriving examples of such businesses in U.S. The film shares on-the-ground experiences, lessons, and observations from the worker-owners on the front lines of the new economy."--Container. Case studies are studies of individual cooperatives featured in the film.
Video — 1 streaming video file (70 min.) : digital, sd., col.
Investigates employee-owned businesses that provide secure, dignified jobs in democratic workplaces even in today's economic crisis. Includes a visit to the 50-year-old network of cooperative businesses in Mondragon, Spain, and thriving examples of such businesses in U.S. The film shares on-the-ground experiences, lessons, and observations from the worker-owners on the front lines of the new economy.