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Store Wars: When Wal-Mart Comes to Town

07 May

59m; U.S.

Director: Micha X. Peled

Synopsis (IMDB): Documentary that follows events in Ashland, VA, over a one-year period, from the first stormy public hearing that galvanizes residents’ opposition until the Town Council takes a final vote on the proposed Wal-Mart Store. Highlights Wal-Mart as the icon of the Big Box Industry and the symbol of sprawl.

 

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