Filmmaker Steve Alves' flight from sprawl and search for community launches a ten year investigation into the corrosive effects of large chain stores on the American economy and culture. The story examines another side of the bargain offered by large corporate chains--one that paves over open space, obliterates local culture, lowers wages and eliminates manufacturing jobs. A sharp-edged blend of humor and drama that reveals the fundmental conflict between consumerism and democracy.
2007 MAINE DOCUMENTARY
$19.00 includes shipping and handling. DVD includes:
An interview with activist Stacy Mitchell, author of Big Box Swindle.
An interview with Al Norman
from sprawl-busters.com and the author of The Case Against Wal-Mart and Slam Dunking Wal-Mart .
The story of how OURTOWN got started. Video interview with Jenny Mayher and Eleanor Kinney.
An interview with Jenny Mayher and Eleanor Kinney just after the historic vote.
For more info and ordering:
For a special combination
offer on Robert Greenwald's
DVD, "The High Cost of Low Prices,"
and Al Norman's book,
"The Case Against Wal-Mart"
What do you get when you mix union activists with price conscious shoppers; anarchist protestors with political organizers; Jessica Simpson and Miss America? You have an insightful and entertaining documentary about the international anti-Wal-Mart movement,
Wal-Mart Nation documents filmmaker Andrew Munger's two-year journey through the world of anti-Wal-Mart activism. The journey took Munger and co-producer Gregory Bennett across North America, and across the Atlantic into a contentious world of protests, pageants, union organizing (and busting), attack ads, dirty tricks and low, low prices.
For more information (including a 7 minute trailer) and to purchase the DVD, go to walmartnation.com
To purchase the DVD for educational purposes,
STORE WARS: When Wal-Mart Comes to Town by Micha X. Peled
"Store Wars is a primer for social activism, a handbook for any David thinking of taking on a Goliath." --Business Week
"Store Wars takes you inside the grassroots politics of Ashland, Virginia, and inside a campaign by Wal-Mart to overpower the town. It is not pretty, but it lays out why Wal-Mart has become the most reviled corporation in America today." --Al Norman, Sprawl-Busters
Order the video from Bullfrog Films by calling 1-800-543-3764 and be sure to ask for the $79 grass roots group price with public viewing rights, or $29.95 for home video only, or order online at www.bullfrogfilms.com, and put the appropriate price in the comment field on the last page of the shopping cart.