Flag Wars

Thematic Program DoubleTake

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

Director

Linda Goode Bryant

Co-director

Laura Poitras

Producers

Linda Goode Bryant, Laura Poitras

Editors

Linda Goode Bryant, Erez Laufer

Cinematographer

Laura Poitras

Release Year

2003

Festival Year

2017

Country

United States

Run Time

95 minutes