Black Friday. Biggest US shopping day of the year, treated like a holiday. Stores open up in the middle of the night and offer sales. People stream in from their homes, some never touching their beds, packing tote bags full of circled ads, hand-held television sets, and a will as strong as any athlete to win.
Only on Black Friday winning is about grabbing the sale items before anyone else. Each year, at least one person is trampled to death somewhere in the United States on this corporate holiday, by other shoppers more eager to get their deals than respect the lives of shoppers with less of an iron will than theirs.
A group of 4 or 5 friends grabbed a video camera, a still camera, and a voice recorder and stayed up ’till dawn in order to interview these people while they waited in lines at the Malls and big stores for Black Friday.