• Still from Flag Wars

    Still from Flag Wars

The Film

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 homebuyers move into a working-class, black neighborhood? 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 and a 2004 Peabody Award, Flag Wars is a candid, unvarnished portrait of privilege, poverty, and local politics taking place across America.

The Filmmakers

  1. Linda Goode BryantProducer
  2. Laura PoitrasProducer