Mom & Pop vs. Big Chains
One of my favorite web video-journalists over past year has been Yahoo’s Kevin Sites. His feature “In The Hot Zone” has covered interesting conflicts all over the world. From the Middle East, to Africa and the rest of the world, this new “backpack journalism” showed behind the scenes stories not featured in mainstream media. They’ve now teamed up with independent filmmakers, shift focus and place, to the United States.
“Independent America,” by Hanson Hosein and Heather Hughes, asks if small, independent businesses are a thing of the past in modern America. They traveled across the back-roads of America to see what impact big business has on local shops.
I thought this would be of interest to residents of Hoboken, since rising rents and corporate competition have always loomed on the horizon as potentially damaging to our wide-array of independent local retailers. Enjoy the video!