Why Wal-Mart Works; and Why That Drives Some People C-R-A-Z-Y
is a 2005 independent documentary film
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.
The documentary The High Cost of Low Price
was released on the same day as Why Wal-Mart Works
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. Business Week
, October 31, 2006 Ron Galloway later turned against the Wal-Mart company, following the implementation of wage caps for some... Read More