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  • Wal-Mart's plan to build a large store in a small town is the backdrop for this sharp-edged comedy. All goes well for the corporate giant until an 11th hour citizens' rebellion resists the lure of low prices to reveal another side of the bargain--a side which paves over open land, annihilates Main Street businesses, and rolls back wages. The story goes still deeper--following, over a period of seven years, one town's decision contrasted with another town 20 miles away. Personal and incisive, Talking to the Wall examines the proliferation of big box chain stores, and citizens turned into a nation of consumers, with depth and humor. This award-winning movie has helped numerous groups learn how to fight Wal-Mart. (summary from

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