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SnagFilms acquires ‘Independent America – Rising from the Ruins’

A feature documentary on small business owners in New Orleans that are struggling post-Katrina has been acquired by SnagFilms. Independent America - Rising from Ruins, a doc from HRH Media and Open Door, is one of the featured docs on www.snagfilms.com. The 70-minute film explores the battle that these small business owners faced as New Orleans tried to rebound from the hurricane and levies breaking. Independent America - Rising from Ruins was named the best feature at the 2009 New Orleans International Human Rights Film Festival.
September 8, 2010

A feature documentary on small business owners in New Orleans that are struggling post-Katrina has been acquired by SnagFilms. Independent America – Rising from Ruins, a doc from HRH Media and Open Door, is one of the featured docs on www.snagfilms.com. The 70-minute film explores the battle that these small business owners faced as New Orleans tried to rebound from the damage the hurricane created. Independent America – Rising from Ruins was named the best feature at the 2009 New Orleans International Human Rights Film Festival.

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Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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