WAL-TOWN The Film

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.

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  • shoeless

    “BIG BOX Zoning Application In the newspaper rezoning for Eco Village on Field Road coming to council! This will be the end of the Sunshine Coast as we know it. Yes the Big Box stores will be in Sechelt but it will hurt all the small businesses on the Sunshine Coast. The small family stores in Sechelt support young families and young children for our schools. Most of the money small businesses make stays in Sechelt. Most of the big box stores profit will leave Sechelt and go to China or to the states. We already have three big box stores on the Sunshine Coast.. Cowrie St. will turn into a boarded up plywood ghost town. Some of the beautiful buildings will be torn down and our young people will leave. The Sechelt down town has a wonderful, peaceful small town nature that will attract tourists and people who want to get away from the busy City. Don't bring the big city life style to the Sunshine Coast. What do you gain, a dollar hear and there maybe. What do you loose, a life style that you will never find again on the Sunshine Coast. I have seen it happen a hundred times, the big box stores move in and the down town small family stores start putting up plywood on their windows and doors. So do we keep Big Box stores out of the Sunshine Coast and keep small family business in Sechelt profitable? Bob Evermon ” — shoeless, 23 Jul 2012

  • africaninsimbe

    “this movie highlights the need for consumers worldwide to be educated about the high cost of low prices and the effects that multinationals and gigantic corporations have on their cities, towns and countries. Africa is now the target of Walmart and if they are allowed to take over Massmart in South Africa the long term effects will be devastating for small business both retail and manufacturing. What needs to be enacted are severe anti competitive legislation with great emphysis on protection of small business with the process of protection legislated in such a manner that the process is not complicated by expensive litigation which would favour the offender. It is my experience that corporates are very much pyramid structures and the tendency is to shave the bottom levels of the pyramid which represent the lower levels of employees in order to improve profitability” — africaninsimbe, 23 Oct 2011

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Film Credits

director
Sergeo Kirby
producer
Ian McLaren
Germaine Ying Gee Wong
Sergeo Kirby
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
original music
Matt Tomlinson
sound editor
Daniel Toussaint
re-recording
Serge Boivin
researcher
Brett Story
participant
Ezra Winton
Samara Chadwick
Tim McSorley
Tom Price
Danielle Dalzell
Johanne Savoy
Rob Maguire

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