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KUCR Sponsors Film Screening


Wal-Mart Documentary Set for Nov. 13 in Downtown Riverside

Campus radio station, KUCR 88.3 fm, is co-sponsor of the free screening

(November 8, 2005)

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RIVERSIDE, Calif. (www.ucr.edu) --As part of its "Issues and Dialog" public affairs series, KUCR, the radio station of the University of California, Riverside, will co-sponsor a free screening of Robert Greenwald’s new film "Wal-Mart: the High Cost of Low Price," at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, at the Universalist Unitarian Church.

The church, which is also a sponsor, is located at the corner of Lemon St. and Mission Inn Blvd in downtown Riverside. Seating is on a first-come, first-seated basis. A discussion will be held after the film, said KUCR manager Louis Vandenberg.

"Wal-Mart: the High Cost of Low Price" is Greenwald's feature-length examination of the world's largest retailer and the impact it has on American communities, American workers and those in foreign countries who produce the goods it sells. The film portrays personal stories of families and communities, including a working mother who turns to public assistance to provide healthcare for her children; a Missouri family closing its business after local government subsidizes the Wal-Mart down the road; a mayor struggling to provide emergency services after Wal-Mart relocates just outside the city limits, crippling the city's tax base; and a California community forcing Wal-Mart out.

Robert Greenwald has produced and directed a number of films, which together have garnered 25 Emmy nominations, four cable ACE Award nominations, two Golden Globe nominations, the Peabody Award, the Robert Wood Johnson Award, and eight Awards of Excellence from the Film Advisory Board. He was awarded the 2002 Producer of the Year Award by the American Film Institute.

KUCR broadcasts at 88.3fm from the University of California at Riverside. It is part of the Division of Student Affairs and is staffed largely by UCR students. It broadcasts a wide variety of music, cultural and public affairs programming heard in the western Inland Empire. For more information, call 951.827.KUCR.

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