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Store Wars: When Wal-Mart Comes to Town (2001)

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Documentary account of how a small community in Ashland, Virginia, try to resist plans to open up a Wal-Mart in their town.

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Documentary account of how a small community in Ashland, Virginia, try to resist plans to open up a Wal-Mart in their town.

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entertaining, shows all angles, rich in human character
21 June 2003 | by (dallas, texas) – See all my reviews

suspenseful and true -- what a combination. the film maker has captured the character of a wide local spectrum of personalities and has crafted this into an engaging narrative that follows chronologically the struggle of a community with its choice: whether or not to alter its zoning rules to permit walmart to build store there. he demonstrates impressive documentary filmcraft by seamlessly interweaving the personal with the political. best of all, he manages to treat this potentially polemical issue without the nauseating, self-congratulatory liberal bias all too common in documentaries. five thumbs up!


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