Yousef Elhaj in his shop. Courtesy:
Yousef Elhaj in his shop. Courtesy:

Like many corner stores, Yousef Elhaj’s San Francisco shop is the nucleus of the neighborhood. The documentary “Corner Store” — produced and directed by one of Elhaj’s customers — follows the Palestinian immigrant’s efforts to make a success of his small business as he tries to reunite with his wife and children.

Original Broadcast: Tue, Sep 20, 2011 — 10:00 AM

Corner Store: Offical Trailer – 2010 from CornerStoreDoc.

    Host: Michael Krasny


  • Yousef Elhaj, shop owner and subject of “Corner Store”
  • Katherine Bruens, director of “Corner Store”

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Wendy Goodfriend

I am the Senior Interactive Producer for KQED's online Food properties. I have designed and produced food-related websites and blogs for KQED including Bay Area Bites; Check, Please! Bay Area; Jacques Pepin's websites; Weir Cooking in the City and KQED Food. When I am not creating and managing food websites I am taking photos of Bay Area Life and designing online navigation systems. My professional education and training includes: clinical psychology, photography, commercial cooking, web design, information architecture and UX. You can find me engaged in social media on Twitter @bayareabites and on Facebook at Bay Area Bites. I can also be found photoblogging at look2remember.

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