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Film in the Community

Film in the Community, a program of RMWF, shares films monthly at locations around our city – free of charge. Join us in June, in partnership with Manitou Art Center, to watch THE FLAGMAKERS, preceded by BLACK FLAG. We look forward to sharing this film and inspiring conversation within our community.

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THE FLAGMAKERS
[PLAY TRAILER]

From National Geographic Documentary Films, Academy Award-winning director Cynthia Wade, award-winning director Sharon Liese and executive producer Giannis Antetokounmpo, THE FLAGMAKERS poses one of today’s most pressing questions: who is the American flag for?

Employee-owned Eder Flag in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, sews and ships five million American flags a year. The flagmakers — locals, immigrants and refugees — stitch stars and stripes as they wrestle with identity and belonging. Sewing manager Radica, a Serbian immigrant, believes every flag has a soul. Ali, a war survivor from Iraq, is learning how to use a sewing machine after arriving in the United States just 90 days prior. Midwestern-born Barb’s genuine friendships with her immigrant co-workers belie her staunchly conservative beliefs. SugarRay, a Black man born and raised in Milwaukee, reflects on his complicated relationship with this country. Each considers: What does the American flag represent in a changing nation and world, and for whom?

THE FLAGMAKERS is an intimate glimpse into the people whose hands make America’s most recognizable icon.

 

BLACK FLAG

Deja, a steadfast black student from Detroit, and Sydney, a bubbly white girl from Georgia, are randomly assigned college roommates. These two new dorm-mates are excited to start their freshman year together, that is, until Sydney decides to decorate their room with a little piece of ‘Southern pride.’

BLACK FLAG is a biting new short film about allegiance, censorship and the price of honoring the past.

<WATCH THE TRAILER HERE>

If you’re unable to register online please call our office at 719.226.0450

Date

Jun 15 2024

Time

6:30 pm

Cost

Free

Location

Manitou Art Center
513 Manitou Ave
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