BIFF 2021: 20.-28. oktober
International documentary

Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price

ORIGINAL TITLE:
Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price
USA / 2005 / 95 min
DIRECTOR:
Robert Greenwald
A critical documentary on the shopping-giant's operations and their low ethics on personnel policy

WAL-MART: THE HIGH COST OF LOW PRICE presents the heartbreaking, personal stories of workers at the largest employer in the world: Wal-Mart. It's a story about poor wages, skimpy healthcare and bad working environment, a story that people are reluctant to tell because they are too frightened of retaliations by Wal-Mart. This is everyday life of families and communities struggling to fight a goliath. The film serves as a real eye-opener on economical and moral decay.

Robert Greenwald

Robert Greenwald (b. 1945) is the executive producer of a trilogy of "Un" documentaries: UNPRECEDENTED: THE 2000 PRESIDENTAL ELECTION (02), directed by Richard Ray Perez and Joan Sekler; UNCOVERED: THE IRAQ WAR (03), directed by Greeenwald; and UNCONSTITUTIONAL (04), directed by Nonny de la Peña, about the post 9/11 erosion of American civil rights. Greenwald also directed the documentary OUTFOXED (04) that won the Youth Documentary Award at BIFF 2004. In addition to his documentary work, Greenwald has produced and/or directed more than 50 television movies, mini-series and feature films. His latest is IRAQ FOR SALE: THE WAR PROFITEERS, also screening at BIFF.