Flag Wars - Behind The Lens

Shot over four years, Bryant and Poitras' "Flag Wars" is a poignant account of competing economic interests between two historically oppressed groups, seen through the politics and pain of gentrification. This story takes place in Columbus, Ohio. Black residents, working-class or poor and often elderly, fight to hold on to their homes and heritage. Realtors and gay home-buyers see the enormous, often run-down homes as fixer-uppers. 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. Both provocative and elegiac, "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 Selection.P.O.V./American Documentary, Inc.Director: Linda Goode BryantDirector: Laura PoitrasExecutive Director: Cara MertesDirector of Production: Chris White

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