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Wal-town : the film

Author: Sergeo KirbyIan McLarenGermaine Ying Gee WongProductions Grand Nord.National Film Board of Canada.All authors
Publisher: [Canada] : ONF/NFB, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : Standard formatView all editions and formats
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"A group of six university students, calling themselves 'Wal-Town', take to the Canadian highway over two summers. Armed with thousands of pamphlets and fliers, and with one gonzo journalist along for the ride, they visit 36 of Canada's more than 200 Wal-Mart stores with one formidable goal: to raise public awareness about Wal-Mart's business practices and the effects of the company's policies on cities and towns  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Sergeo Kirby; Ian McLaren; Germaine Ying Gee Wong; Productions Grand Nord.; National Film Board of Canada.; Loaded Pictures.
OCLC Number: 83976306
Language Note: In English. Closed-captioned.
Notes: Originally produced as a documentary film in 2006.
Credits: Director of photography and sound, Keith Pattington ; editors, Hannele Halm, Alan Kohl ; original music, Matt Tomlinson.
Performer(s): With Ezra Winton, Tim McSorley, Samara Chadwick, Rob Maguire, Tom Price, Jason Gondziola, Johanne Savoy, Danielle Dalzell.
Description: 1 videodisc (66 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD-R, multizone NTSC; Dolby surround.
Responsibility: Productions Grand Nord & the National Film Board of Canada, in association with Loaded Pictures, present ; director, Sergeo Kirby ; producers, Ian McLaren, Germaine Ying Gee Wong (NFB), Sergeo Kirby ; written by Sergeo Kirby.
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"A group of six university students, calling themselves 'Wal-Town', take to the Canadian highway over two summers. Armed with thousands of pamphlets and fliers, and with one gonzo journalist along for the ride, they visit 36 of Canada's more than 200 Wal-Mart stores with one formidable goal: to raise public awareness about Wal-Mart's business practices and the effects of the company's policies on cities and towns across Canada ... Interspersing frank exchanges between activists and Wal-Mart shoppers with interviews with a range of characters from either side of the issue, [the film] takes us to the frontlines of the ongoing debate over the company's dominance in the Canadian retail market. The film also creates an intimate portrait of six young activists as they experience the highs and lows of their first cross-country campaign"--Container.

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