Sunday, May 29, 2005

Independent America

This project is just too cool. A creative couple from Kelowna are filming a documentary about independent shops and stores and the communities that support them in the face of chains and retail giants. They're avoiding interstate highways, shunning franchises of every kind, and talking to the people who run the mom 'n pop stores all over the continent. It's wonderful to be able to follow along in their journal (even video and audio clips) from the road -- what a fascinating experiment in online journalism, and a topic that's dear to my heart.

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