Sounds like and interesting documentary:
"...outsiders who try and fail to live outside the real-world realities of contemporary capitalism. Fish Kill Flea is an elegy, not just for this one flea market, but for the almost-completely-dead American phenomenon of small, self-contained economic systems. The era of small business, mom and pop, one-to-one transactions, independent salesmen leaving their fingerprints on their products and, by extension, their community–that’s all vanishing, to be replaced by homogenous big box superstores. In a series of man-on-the-street interviews in Fish Kill Flea, visitors to the soon-to-vanish flea market seem universally confused to hear what’s set to replace it. Even if the march of mainstream culture is a foregone conclusion, the question of why the community might need “another Home Depot” seems honestly bewildering."
This is an except from a Spout blogpost.
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