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Big Business, Big Union, Small Town

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Catalogue Number:  ZP0003
Producer:  Zoot Pictures
Subject:  Business Studies, Civics, Consumer Studies, Documentary, Marketing
Language:  English
Grade Level:  Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  2007
Running Time:  45:36
Closed Captions:  Yes


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Weyburn, Saskatchewan is a nice little city, a great place to raise kids and play hockey. The city fought hard to secure a big store that draws in people from the surrounding towns - they have a Wal-Mart. But the community and the Wal-Mart workers now find themselves the focus of a battle between two titans.

Big Business, Big Union, Small Town looks at what the local Wal-Mart really means in a small town, and how being chosen as the battleground between two colossal institutions has affected the community and the workers. Division and a sense of foreboding tie in to a quiet little town that is waiting for a drama to unfold in its midst, only knowing it may lose its Wal-Mart  - and that the fight is not about them.


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