Store wars [videorecording] : when Wal-Mart comes to town = 我們不要大賣場 /
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|aPeled, Micha X.
|aStore wars|h[videorecording] : |bwhen Wal-Mart comes to town = 我們不要大賣場 / |cwritten and directed by Micha X. Peled ; produced by Teddy Bear Films, in association with the Independent Television Service
|aOriginally produced as a documentary film in 2001 for broadcast on PBS.
|a"A small town, a mega-store, a divided community; a story for the age of globalization"--Container.
|aPublic performance rights included
|aAssociate producer, Monica Z. Lam ; camera, Allen Moore ; editor, Ken Schneider ; music, Pete Sears.
|aNarrator, Charles Halpern.
|aIn the US, Wal-Mart opens a new mega-store every two business days. This is the story of the impact of discount chain stores on American society and its values. It is also an examination of local democracy in action--of how one community reaches a difficult decision. STORE WARS follows events in Ashland, VA, over a one-year period, from the first stormy public hearing that gavlanizes residents' opposition until the Town Council takes a final vote on the proposed Wal-Mart store. Arguments for the store and against it are articulated and hotly debated. The cast of characters includes the mayor and Town Council members--who will eventually make the decision, Wal-Mart representatives, and citizens who organize to block the store. STORE WARS does not single out Wal-Mart. Instead it offers a critical view of the Big Box industry as a whole, whle presenting fairly all viewpoints on this controversial issue.
|aGolden Gate Award, San Francisco International Film Festival.