Talking to the Wall: The Story of an American Bargain

Despite the arrival of retail sprawl, three towns struggle to revive the traditional village center and symbol of cohesive community life.

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Premiere Date
September 17, 2004
Length
60 minutes
Funding Initiative
Open Call
Producer

Steve Alves

Producer

Joyce Follet

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The Film

Despite the arrival of retail sprawl, three New England towns — Greenfield, Orange and Athol, Massachusetts — struggle to revive Main Street as the traditional village center and symbol of cohesive community life. In a story of grassroots political activism, Talking to the Wall shows how, through our actions and the way we spend our money, we can shape the places we live.

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