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Independent America: Rising From Ruins


In 2005, filmmaker Hanson Hosein examined the rise of "Big Box" chain discount stores and the impact they've had on small independent businesses across the United States in his documentary Independent America: The Two Lane Search For Mom and Pop. Not long after Hosein completed shooting the film, Hurricane Katrina ripped through Louisiana, and in this follow-up to the earlier film, he offers a look at how the battle between politically well-connected retailers and local business people has become an...more