Buy New
$19.95
Qty:1
& FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
OURTOWN has been added to your Cart
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Color:
  • OURTOWN
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
  • To view this video download Flash Player
      

OURTOWN

3 customer reviews

Additional DVD options Amazon Price New from Used from
DVD
"Please retry"
[DVD]
$19.95
$19.95
DVD-R Note: This product is manufactured on demand when ordered from Amazon.com. [Learn more]
$19.95 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details In Stock. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.


Editorial Reviews

In the fall of 2005 Wal-Mart announced plans to build a SuperCenter in a small coastal Maine town. The range of citizen responses soon created a fissure that divided the community. On one side were those who wanted convenience, jobs, increased tax revenues, and rolled back prices. On the other side were those who sought to protect the local landscape and economy from out-of-scale development and out-of-town corporate colonization.

For many of the individuals who participated in the debate, the experience ignited democratic ideals considered beyond reach or tarnished by politics.

Ourtown follows the struggle of one community, challenged by the largest corporation in the world. Ultimately, the film asks the questions: what kind of town do you want to live in and who holds the power to determine the fate of your community?

This product is manufactured on demand using DVD-R recordable media. Amazon.com's standard return policy will apply.


Special Features

None.

Product Details

  • Directors: Michael RIchard
  • Writers: Doreen Conboy
  • Producers: Wendy Hebb
  • Format: NTSC
  • Region: All Regions
  • Studio: Red Door Media
  • DVD Release Date: February 18, 2008
  • Run Time: 57 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0014A8854
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #556,723 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Customer Reviews

5 star
100%
4 star
0%
3 star
0%
2 star
0%
1 star
0%
See all 3 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

By Zelda on March 26, 2008
Reality Show at its best. Real, town, real people, real problem. Wal-mart wants to come to town. People organize and have a vote whether THEY WANT Wal mart to come to town. The film follows all the complexity of individuals and community involved, creating both a extremely inspiring tale and 'how to' manual for small towns all over America who would like to have a say in their future. I was deeply moved. Highly recommended at this time in history when our values are rapidly being re defined.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By G. Walker on March 26, 2008
This is a little gem of a story: authentically told, artfully shot and fully laden with cultural and commercial significance for any community keen to retain its character and keep its financial health from being hijacked by Wal-Mart and its big box ilk. Rarely in this bigger-is-better world do we see individuals band together to defeat the monolith, but it happened in Damariscotta, Maine. You can look it up. Better yet, buy the DVD, see how it was done, and do it in Your Town.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By sylvia43 on March 24, 2008
"OURTOWN " recounts the community fight to defeat Wal-Mart's planned entrance into a small, coastal community in Maine. With eloquence and energy, this DVD describes the beauty of small town Maine and the spirit of the community that was able to beat back the giant retailer. You will cheer, you will cry, you will marvel at the level of committment by all involved. You will also get educated. This is a great DVD.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Forums

There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in