Why Wal-Mart Works; and Why That Drives Some People C-R-A-Z-Y
|Why Wal-Mart Works; and Why That Drives Some People C-R-A-Z-Y|
|Directed by||Ron Galloway|
Why Wal-Mart Works; and Why That Drives Some People C-R-A-Z-Y is a 2005 independent documentary film by Ron and Robert David Galloway. It investigates the reasons behind the financial success of the Wal-Mart Corporation. The documentary suggests that many criticisms of Wal-Mart arise from feelings of jealousy over the company's success.
Director Ron Galloway was quoted as saying, "I started making my film with no agenda, with no set outcome in mind. With the $85,000 of our own money my brother Robert and I spent to make my film, I couldn't afford an agenda. Why Wal-Mart Works positive tone is solely a product of my experience making it. My brother and I made Why Wal-Mart Works with almost no cooperation from Wal-Mart. I say 'almost' because Wal-Mart—after several failed attempts—did finally allow me into their stores and to interview some of their associates. They had no editorial oversight and I solicited no input from them. They're not even going to sell my movie in their stores!"
The documentary has been criticized for being biased and for its amateur production values. Ron Galloway later turned against the Wal-Mart company, following the implementation of wage caps for some workers.
- "Ron Galloway: Defending Wal-Mart". Huffington Post. Retrieved 2007-09-10.
- "Documentaries Offer Two Views of Wal-Mart". NPR. Retrieved 2009-07-13.
- "Why Wal-Mart Works Debuts on Capitol Hill and in Stores". Business Wire.
- Gogoi, Pallavi. "Wal-Mart: A 'Reputation Crisis'" Business Week, October 31, 2006
- "Annals of Spin: Selling Wal-Mart". The New Yorker. Retrieved 2007-09-10.
- Why Wal-Mart Works; and Why That Drives Some People C-R-A-Z-Y at the Internet Movie Database
- Ron Galloway's Wal-Mart Blog
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