Urban Planning Film & Discussion Series: Flag Wars

Thursday, February 22, 2024 at 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Building 3, 3-133
33 MASSACHUSETTS AVE, Cambridge, MA 02139

Urban Planning Film Seminar screening/discussion.

FLAG WARS (2004)
Thur 2/22 @ 6pm
Room 3-133
 

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, Flag Wars is a candid, unvarnished portrait of privilege, poverty and local politics taking place across America. An Independent Television Service (ITVS) and National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC) co-presentation. A Diverse Voices Project (DVP) Selection.

Event Type

Conferences/Seminars/Lectures, Community Event

Events By Interest

Academic, Arts/Music/Film, General, Climate & Sustainability

Events By Audience

MIT Community, Students, Alumni, Faculty, Staff

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School of Architecture and Planning (SA+P)

Department
Department of Urban Studies & Planning
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