Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price in July
Tartan Video have announced the UK DVD release of Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price for 24th July 2006 priced at £19.99. The ethics of big business come under the spotlight in this enlightening documentary about the working practices of Wal-Mart, the world’s largest supermarket store. Owners of Asda stores in UK, this $100 billion American retailer has been expanding its operations globally and despite being one of the most powerful corporations in the world, it is also heavily criticised for business ethics. It has banned union activity and employs cheap labour in the developing world whilst accused of damaging the environment and destroying local communities. Interviews with workers and campaigners are mixed with comments from Wal-Mart’s CEO. The film also touches on a current local UK campaign at Queen’s Market in London’s East End.
Director Robert Greenwald has made a reputation for himself as a campaigning filmmaker with a social conscience. He has taken current affairs and turned them into crusading forums which address our modern global multi-national culture. In Outfoxed, his set his sights on Rupert Murdoch’s TV empire whilst in Uncovered: War in Iraq, he tackles the legitimate claims of the Bush Administration to war. Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price continues this campaigning spirit, which has been evident in the work of Michael Moore and Morgan Spurlock’s Supersize Me.
- Anamorphic Widescreen
- DD2.0 Stereo
- Tartan exclusive interview with Robert Greenwald
- Additional interviews with staff
- Extra scenes