This Week’s Snag Film: Rising From Ruins

Meyers Auto Parts, in its post-Katrina state. This is the story of the frustrating, spirited battle of a people dedicated to bringing their communities back to life.

Rising from Ruins is set in the spring of 2008, three years after Katrina, finds many communities still lack basic local services such as grocery stores, gas stations and banks. Yet, government support and financial breaks for large chain stores – including tax-free land and buildings – have resulted in small, local businesses being forced to subsidize their competition through the assessment of higher property taxes.

Compounding the struggle for the small outfits is decreased sales due to competition and an inability to compete with lower prices offered by the larger stores. This is the story of the frustrating, spirited battle of a people passionately dedicated to bringing their communities back to life in an enduring, sustainable way.

Director Hanson Hosein served as an NBC correspondent and solo journalist during the war in Iraq and coordinated NBC Nightly News’ coverage of the U.S. handover of power to the new Iraqi government and was embedded with the First Cavalry Division.  Remember: you can create FREE custom movie theater widget from Snag Films whenever you like…

2010 SportsTravel Award: Vote for the Warrior Games!

Marine Gunnery Sgt. Angel Barcenas and fellow Marines cheer on their teammates during the sitting volleyball during the inaugural Warrior Games at the Olympic Training Facility, Colorado Springs, Colo., May 11, 2010. The Marines went to win a nail-biter over Army 30 to 28. (DoD photo by Fred W. Baker III)

We have some exciting news: the 2010 Warrior Games have been nominated by the readers of SportsTravel magazine for a 2010 SportsTravel Award!

We want to thank you for all of your support of this year’s inaugural Warrior Games and hope you’ll join us in voting them as the “Best New Sporting Event.”  You can also vote for them as “Sports Event of the Year,” at the very bottom of the drop down menu on the ballot.  The ballot appears in the August and September issues of SportsTravel Magazine as well as online (be sure to enter a valid email, because confirmation is required for your vote to count).  Voting is open through September 13, 2010.

Click here to vote “Warrior Games” today and be sure to read a recap of the games from On Patrol Magazine.