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  • Screen/Society -- Diamonstein-Spielvogel Series: Films of Laura Poitras -- "Flag Wars"

    Presenter:

    Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel

    Sponsors:

    Program in Arts of the Moving Image (AMI), Center for Documentary Studies (CDS), and Archive of Documentary Arts

    Location:

    Bryan Center Griffith Film Theater - Map

    Cost:

    Free and open to the public

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    Film Screening -- "Flag Wars" (Linda Goode Bryant/Laura Poitras, 2003, 90min, USA, in English, DVD) -- This Peabody Award-winning documentary directly profiles the problems caused by gentrification in a Columbus, Ohio urban community. An influx of white, gay homebuyers threatens to displace black working-class families, but at the same time, this area is providing the incoming gay community with a space to live-out dreams of their own. Raw emotionality from the film's subjects are countered by the documenters' unflinching, clear-eyed approach. Flag Wars goes from porch conversations and family gatherings to public hearings and street protests in order to capture a full range of perspectives and arguments. -- First of three films leading up to the October 24th conversation between Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel and Laura Poitras in the Nasher Museum Auditorium at 6:00pm.

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