Through their lyrical film we can see beyond that particular place to understand many places. Business is booming, and renovations are underway on every corner. To the African-Americans who have lived in the Near East Side for generations, this is curious at best and disruptive at worst. Filmed in a style, the film is an account of the tension between the two historically oppressed communities of and in Columbus' neighborhood. There is a hard-ass lesbian realtor, who shifts between colonial language about blacks to praise for unbridled capitalism to thoughtful albeit tipsy insights about rapacious gentrification the woman harbours a secret guilty conscience.
She lives in New York City. Like this character, the film can be disheveled, even incoherent at times, but this type of honest presentation provides many poignant highlights and is why I believe it is such a powerful story. She was associate producer for Free Tibet 1996 , a theatrically released documentary featuring musical performances by Bjork, Rage Against the Machine, and the Beastie Boys. Her short documentary Can You See Me Now 2006 is part of the film anthology Time Piece which includes work by 12 documentary filmmakers from Turkey and America including Edet Belzberg, Alex Gibney, Nathanial Kahn, Albert Maysles and Sam Pollard. Before making documentaries, she worked as a professional chef. Old home-movie footage from the 1950s shows the area as comfortably middle-class, but urban blight has extended to the individual properties. Awards: Peabody Awards, 2004: Winner of the Peabody Award.
The award goes to filmmakers who best connect the power of the documentary tradition with community life, who best lead viewers to understand and reflect upon themselves and the world portrayed on film. You come out shaken by a handful of piquant details but wondering where the big picture went. Flag Wars 2003 This is an online movie guide. Realtors and gay home-buyers see the enormous, often rundown homes as fixer-uppers. What happens when rising real estate values force the original inhabitants out of the market? Filmmakers Linda Goode Bryant and Laura Poitras received the 2003 Center for Documentary Studies Filmmaker Award for Flag Wars, their poignant documentary on neighborhood gentrification that pits two historically oppressed groups against each other. Can local improvements benefit one population at the expense of another? The film is concerned with the gentrification of a historic downtown Columbus, Ohio neighborhood that had once been designated a black ghetto.
This is one of those rare films that will force viewers to reconsider, or at least reexamine, their personal definitions of both hero and villain. Flag Wars Production Credits Producers: Linda Goode Bryant and Laura Poitras Director: Linda Goode Bryant Co-Director: Laura Poitras Editors: Linda Goode Bryant and Erez Laufer Cinematographer: Laura Poitras Second Camera: Linda Goode Bryant Music: Graham Haynes Associate Producers: Keisha-Gaye Anderson and Sam Connelly Sound: Laura Poitras and Linda Goode Bryant Additional Photography: Arthur Jafa, visual advisor Flag Wars has received funding and support from the Public Broadcasting Service the Independent Television Service, P. Some reviewers have called this a film about discrimination against lesbians and gay men. The film was nominated for an and won three awards, including a. These men and women were profiteers often obnoxiously so , and to categorize them as 'victims' is to avoid the obvious: they exploit the lower levels of society, and that's no different than the legions of heterosexuals who do the same.
Without commercial breaks, the full movie Flag Wars has a duration of 86 minutes; the official trailer can be streamed on the Internet. The first written record of the word military dates back to 1585. In a state of peace, as opposed to war, military forces may provide other services or engage in a number of activities within the state. Its hard for me to connect with either party in such scenarios and as such its hard for me to recommend this documentary or not. The present day term, as a noun, represents the armed forces of a country, while as an adjective it refers to soldiers and the matters of soldiering.
Both provocative and elegiac, Flag Wars is a candid, unvarnished portrait of privilege, poverty, and local politics, representative of changes and conflicts taking place across America. However, please contact us if you believe that informative content on this service affects in any way your legal rights. Bryant has received numerous film awards including a 2004 Guggenheim Fellowship. On the other side are longtime residents like Chief Shango Baba Olugbala, a middle-aged artist who wants to keep his home the way it is, up to and including the hand-carved Yoruba sign over his front door. She is a recipient of numerous grants and fellowships, including an Artist Fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts and individual artist grants from the New York State Council on the Arts.
But they are the primary gentrifiers in this film, so sexual orientation should be a non-issue. The commonly accepted contemporary definition of military is that they are the armed forces of a state and their purpose is to protect the interests of that state and its citizens by means of lethal force. In this film, we see and hear the insufferable, bourgeois ramblings of these gentrifiers investment is the meaning of life at dinner parties. The term is also used to define certain association with the profession e. Pfeiffer at first seems the very model of hard-hearted bureaucracy, grilling the trembling woman days after she gets out of the hospital; he seems more humane later in the film and even shares a case of the courtroom giggles with Mitchell. Her work has been shown in national and international film festivals and film programs.
As far as I know this is one of the very very few gay movie review blogs where reviews are not linked or copy-paste imdb summary. Made-for-television movies are distributed in 4:3 small screen. This is a documentation of Gentrification; a war between low- and high- income parties. The previously much-avoided ghetto has become prime and profitable real estate. These new incoming residents in turn displaced older residents which primarily consisted of poorer African-Americans. Gibson; Jonathan Alexander; Deborah T. It follows the conflicts that arise when gay white professionals move into a black working-class neighborhood.