2007 Movie Night "Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price"

Nov 1

5:30 pm - 8 pm
Kayser Auditorium

In this feature-length documentary, Producer/Director Robert Greenwald sets out to uncover what he calls the retail giant’s “assault on families and American values.”

The film delves into the personal stories of Wal-Mart employees, and communities struggling to fight a Goliath: a working mother who was forced to turn to public assistance to provide healthcare for her two small children, a Missouri family that lost its business after Wal-mart is given over $2 million to open its doors down the road, a mayor who struggled to equip his first responders after Wal-mart relocates just outside the city limits, and a community in California that attempts to keep Wal-Mart out.

Kenneth Turan of the Los Angeles Times (Nov. 4, 2005) said, “Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price is an engrossing, muckraking documentary about the retail giant that’s been called ‘the world’s largest, richest and probably meanest corporation.’ But if you’re expecting an angry diatribe, you’re going to be disappointed. Instead, the predominant feeling coming off the screen in the latest film from director Robert Greenwald is a kind of baffled disenchantment and sadness.”

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