This post originally appeared on the Huffington Post.
It's no secret that Walmart is the nation's largest retailer and that the family who owns Walmart, the Waltons, are mega-billionaires worth more than $144.7 billion, but what you might not know is that Walmart is the the largest private employer in the United States employing over 1.3 million workers.
10 Lessons on Making Movies from Brave New Films’ Robert Greenwald: A Decade of Speaking Truth to Power
Lies before waging war in Iraq. Deconstructing Fox News propaganda. Profiling Walmart’s culture of greed. Outing bloody wartime profiteers. Introducing America to the Koch brothers. Revealing why whistleblowers matter. Profiling innocent drone victims.
By Lindsay Waite for the Examiner
Shopping at Walmart offers convenience, low prices, and a lot of variety. I finally succumbed after years of resistance to occasionally shopping at Walmart. After all, they were touting that they had local produce, some organic. And their employment policies did not automatically exclude people with criminal records, pretty progressive in the USA. Walmart's spin of stories on discriminatory employment practices was covered by the media, suggesting these were rarities. Money talks and advertising pays big, I guess.
By Sarah Bennett for Long Beach Post
Everything seems to happen fortuitously for Leonard Baric, the Long Beach resident behind the long-running DIY film series Conscious Cinema. During election season 2004, just as he was beginning to ask questions about the growing war in Iraq, he happened to stumble across Cal State Long Beach professor Liz Philipose's weekly documentary screening that was aimed at dissuading people from voting for George Bush. As a liberal activist, Baric attended each one, absorbing knowledge on the social and political events of the time through a medium he had not previously considered.
Film has long been an integral part of our culture. We remember the films we grew up watching, the movies that touched us in some way, and what deeper truths about the human experience a film uncovered.