What better day to watch the Walmart documentary Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price than on Black Friday? Although, really, this documentary by Robert Greenwald is a fascinating and informative viewing experience at any time of the year.
Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price
The 2005 documentary Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price examines the real effect Walmart has on the communities it settles into, as well as the economic state of our country as a whole, as well as internationally. The negative environmental impacts of the retail giant are also put under a microscope.
The documentary utilizes interviews with former employees, business owners, and activists, interspersed with footage of Walmart executives espousing the glories of Walmart in corporate speeches.
There are also a number of vital statistics offered up to corroborate the claims made from the anti-Walmart side, which goes a long way to ground the film. It’s not the slickest production, but it is well put together overall and makes its points coherently and compellingly.
Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price will mostly appeal to those already on the side of the filmmaker, but it’s an important watch for anyone who is still in the dark about the full extent to which Walmart has changed the retail landscape.
Robert Greenwald has also directed the films Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch’s War on Journalism, Koch Brothers Exposed, War on Whistleblowers: Free Press and the National Security State, and Unmanned: America’s Drone War.
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