Film looks at families battling Wal-Mart
The local coalition 400Women will present the documentary "Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price" Monday as part of a grassroots effort that will mount more than 3,000 community screenings of the new film across the country that week.
The screening, which is co-sponsored by Cinema Paradise, begins at 6:30 p.m. at Next Door at 43 N. Hotel St. Admission will be on a sliding scale of $5 to $10.
The film by activist, director and producer Robert Greenwald takes the viewer on a personal journey into the everyday lives of families fighting against the retail giant, which has denounced the film. From a small business owner in Missouri to a preacher in California, from workers in Florida to a poet in Mexico, dozens of film crews on three continents talk to current and former employees, managers and executives, who reveal the corporation's inner workings.
Immediately after the screening, there will be a group discussion about the effect Wal-Mart is having on Honolulu (there are three Wal-Marts on Oahu, including a Super Wal-Mart in Pearl City) and the nation, as well as a networking party to support local businesses.
For more information, call 728-1192.
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