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Rudman Institute Presents Free Screening of WAL-MART: The High Cost of Low Price

November 16, 2005 — Free Screening followed by Discussion

  • Wednesday, November 16 @ 7pm
  • Screening Room 028
  • University Crossings
  • 15 North 32nd Street
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  • For reservations call 215-895-0352 or RSVP online

Is retailing giant Wal-Mart an unfair competitor? Does a Wal-Mart in your area ruin the neighborhood? Does Wal-Mart exploit its workers? Is Wal-Mart's reliance on goods produced overseas destroying some segments of American manufacturing and retailing?

One perspective on Wal-Mart will be shown in the new documentary WAL-MART: The High Price of Low Cost which will be screened on Wednesday, November 16th at 7pm at the University Crossings Screening Room.

Producer-director Robert Greenwald's other documentaries include Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism, Uncovered: The War on Iraq, and Unconstitutional which Greenwald screened at Drexel this past April.

National distribution of WAL-MART: The High Price of Low Cost will be innovative. During the week of November 13th over 3,000 screenings of the film will be held by church, educational and political organizations in the largest 'viral' grassroots marketing campaign ever. Further information on the film can be found at www.walmartmovie.com.

Yvonne Leach, Department Head of Westphal College's Media Arts programs, and Roberta H. Gruber, Program Coordinator of Westphal College'S Design & Merchandising program, will tackle the many retailing and filmmaking issues raised by the film in an open discussion which will immediately follow the screening.

This event is presented by the Kal & Lucille Rudman Institute for Entertainment Industry Studies.

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