Gentrification, class war, poverty, gay culture, and free speech all come together under one banner in Flag Wars, a stark journey into the heart of a divided community. Filmed over the course of four years, Flag Wars documents the gentrification of an African American working-class neighborhood in Columbus, Ohio. But the distinction here is that the white newcomers are mostly gay. Showing all sides of the story with equal passion (and including an unforgettable judge caught in the middle), Flag Wars takes on the complexities of a community trying to get along with humor, poetry, and brutal honesty.
Rodrigo Dorfman, 2003 Festival
Filmmaker Q&A following screening
Linda Goode Bryant
Linda Goode Bryant, Laura Poitras
Linda Goode Bryant, Erez Laufer