Six student activists. Thirty-six Canadian towns. One giant corporation.
A daunting experiment in activism. A group of six university students, calling themselves Wal-Town, took to the Canadian highway over two summers. Armed with thousands of pamphlets and fliers, and with one gonzo journalist along for the ride, they visited 36 of Canada's Wal-Mart stores with one formidable goal: to raise public awareness about Wal-Mart's business practices and the effects of the company's policies on cities and towns across Canada. Three years in the making, Wal-Town: The Film, directed by Sergeo Kirby, premiered at the Montreal World Film Festival. After two sell-out screenings, it has gone on to screen to a record audience on Radio-Canada in Quebec, and to play at several film festivals across Canada, including Sudbury, Calgary and Guelph. This screening is part of the Wal-Town 2007 Tour.