Searching for Indie America

Two filmmakers hit the road to examine how mom-and-pop stores were faring against big-box retailers across the U.S. Here's what they found

In early 2005, husband-and-wife filmmaking team Hanson Hosein and Heather Hughes spent 52 days driving 13,000 miles through 32 states with a video camera. Their mission: to document how mom-and-pop independents were faring, faced with fierce competition from big-box retailers, as well as how small communities were changing across America.

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