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Rising from Ruins

Independent America: Rising from Ruins
(2009) Explores the risks and rewards of small business ownership in New Orleans and their role in the post-Katrina recovery. This film now is available to stream online for free or for purchase at IndependentAmerica.net

Independent America, two lane search for mom and pop

Independent America: The Two-lane Search for Mom & Pop
Tag along with two filmmakers as they take a road trip around the United States to discover how independent businesses are faring in the face of chains and the internet -- and the impacts on their communities. This film is the precursor to Rising from Ruins -- they make a powerful double-feature. Available to stream online (free) or purchase DVD at IndependentAmerica.net

talking to a wall

Talking to the Wall
(2004) Citizens in a small New England town rally successfully to defend their community against the world's largest corporation--Wal-Mart. TalkingtotheWall.com

our town

(2007) Examining both sides of the issue, the film follows a citizen organizing campaign to preserve a way of life in Damariscotta, Maine. Artfully conveys the emotion and passion of the townspeople. OurTownMaine.com

twilight becomes night

Twilight Becomes Night
(2008) This stark, evocative film examines the impact of local independent businesses -- and their loss -- on the people and neighborhoods of New York City. twilightbecomesnight.com

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