Past Film/Video

Series & Festivals

Flag Wars

(Linda Goode Bryant and Laura Poitras, 2003)

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Filmed in Columbus’s Olde Towne East neighborhood over a period of four years, Flag Wars is a very personal account of urban gentrification and its effects on a community. Now a common phenomenon, gay families began moving into the area in the 1990s—attracted by and renovating its relatively inexpensive Victorian homes—increasing property values and displacing the neighborhood’s working-class families, many of them African American. Clashes arise, exposing prejudice and self-interest on both sides as well as the common dream of having a home to call your own. (86 mins., video)

SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTIONS FOR FILM/VIDEO

Rohauer Collection Foundation

 

GENERAL SUPPORT FOR THE WEXNER CENTER

Greater Columbus Arts Council

Columbus Foundation

Nationwide Foundation

Ohio Arts Council

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Flag Wars