Arts & Culture

What to Watch: Flag Wars (2003)

17 May 2020
Online | Free

Shot over a four-year period, Linda Goode Bryant and Laura Poitras’ Flag Wars is a poignant and very personal look at a community in Columbus, Ohio, undergoing gentrification.

What happens when gay white home buyers move into a working-class black neighbourhood?

As the new residents restore the beautiful but run-down homes, black homeowners must fight to hold onto their community and heritage.

The inevitable clashes expose prejudice and self-interest on both sides, as well as the common dream to have a home to call your own.

Winner of the Jury Award at the South by Southwest Film Festival, Flag Wars is a candid, unvarnished portrait of privilege, poverty and local politics taking place across America.

An Independent Television Service (ITVS) and National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC) co-presentation. A Diverse Voices Project (DVP)

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