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"Store Wars’ and "Baked Alaska’ on tap today

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People gather to protest a Wal-Mart invasion of a small town in the film "Store Wars," which plays today at Berry Creek Middle School as part of the Environmental Film Series.

The Environmental Film Series continues today with “Store Wars” and “Baked Alaska” at the Berry Creek Middle School auditorium.

The series will continue on the first Thursday of each month through April.

“Baked Alaska” looks at the battle over the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) in the context of Alaska’s accelerated warming.

The film runs for 26 minutes and was released in 2003.

Franny Armstrong directed the film.

“It is important for everyone to see “Baked Alaska,'” said Deborah L. Williams, executive director of the Alaska Conservation Foundation. “It’s a wake-up call for action on global warming.”

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“Store Wars” looks at the impact on a small town when Wal-Mart plans to build a mega-store there.

The running time is 59 minutes and it was edited by Ken Schneider and photographed by Allen Moore.

Directions to Berry Creek Middle School are as follows: Take the Edwards exit. Go South. Take the left immediately after the gas station (Miller Ranch Rd.). The school is just past the intersection of Winslow Rd.