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WAL-TOWN The Film

WAL-TOWN The Film

| 1 h 6 min

In this feature documentary, 6 student activists visit 36 Canadian towns to take on one giant corporation. Filmed over 2 summers, these young crusaders (plus a gonzo journalist) try to raise public awareness about Wal-Mart's business practices and their effect on cities and towns across Canada. With youthful passion and often hilarious cultural jams, this film takes us to the frontlines of the ongoing debate over the company's increasing dominance in the Canadian retail market.


Credits
  • director
    Sergeo Kirby
  • producer
    Ian McLaren
    Germaine Ying Gee Wong
    Sergeo Kirby
  • executive producer
    Sally Bochner
  • writer
    Sergeo Kirby
  • director of photography
    Keith Pattington
  • sound
    Keith Pattington
  • camera
    Sergeo Kirby
    Sebastian Lange
    Craig Desson
    Mark Achbar
  • editor
    Hannele Halm
    Alan Kohl
  • additional editing
    Gabriel Taraboulsy
  • end titles
    Gaspard Gaudreau
  • online editor
    Sylvain Desbiens
    David Oxilia
    Éric Ruel
  • still photography
    Jason Gondziola
  • original music
    Matt Tomlinson
  • sound editor
    Daniel Toussaint
  • assistant sound editor
    Luc Raymond
  • dialogue editor
    Mira Mailhot
  • re-recording
    Serge Boivin
  • post-production coordinator
    Linda Payette
  • motion design
    Subcommunication
  • graphic design
    Subcommunication
  • additional graphics
    Thanh Pham
  • researcher
    Brett Story
  • production assistant
    Sarah Spring
    Sarah Houde
    James Larden
  • marketing manager
    Moira Keigher
  • participant
    Ezra Winton
    Samara Grace Chadwick
    Tim McSorley
    Tom Price
    Danielle Dalzell
    Johanne Savoy
    Rob Maguire

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Education

Ages 12 to 17

Civics/Citizenship - Citizen Responsibilities
Social Studies - Economics

The classroom stands in for the municipal council of a small town. Assemble students randomly into groups: Walmart managers, unemployed workers, ordinary townspeople, richer ones, local retailers, elected officials, police officers... Have them view the film and gather all the facts relevant to their assigned group, and then prepare arguments for the town council meeting and vote on whether to allow construction of a Walmart.

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