Documentary about NOLA small businesses

New Orleans, LA –

A documentary about New Orleans small businesses may have an international impact. Correspondent Eileen Fleming has more.

Seattle filmmaker Hanson Hosein produced Rising from Ruins to highlight the importance of small businesses in a damaged community. It was screened at the New Orleans International Human Rights Film Festival, a forum he says was appropriate to show how small businesses are central to all sorts of rebuilding efforts.

Hanson is also in charge of the digital media program at the University of Washington. It's a launching pad he hopes will help communities around the world access the film online to see a model for survival. A clip of the film is now available online here. For WWNO, I'm Eileen Fleming