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Meltdown In Dixie
40-minutes
In Orangeburg, South Carolina a battle erupts between the Sons of Confederate Veterans and an ice cream shop owner forced to fly the Confederate flag in his parking lot.
Screening day / time
  • Nov 18-21: Virtual Encore
  • Nov 13 (Sat): Block 1 – 9:00am

Meltdown In Dixie

Filmmakers
Running Time
Feature Film
40 minutes
Genres
Documentary, Short

Meltdown In Dixie

In the wake of the 2015 Charleston Massacre, a battle erupts in Orangeburg, South Carolina between the Sons of Confederate Veterans and an ice cream shop owner forced to fly the Confederate flag in his parking lot. Creamery owner Tommy Daras, who once considered the flag an acceptable sign of a rebel, has a change of heart and commits to doing anything possible to get it down. But “Keeper of the Flag” Buzz Braxton and the Sons of Confederate Vets refuse. With Confederate Symbolism coming down around the country, can Tommy get the flag down in Orangeburg? This intimate, verite-driven short documentary film explores the broader role of Confederate symbolism in the 21st century and the lingering racial oppression which these symbols help maintain.

Film details
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Partial
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Festival screenings
Year(s) screened
  • 2021
Screening Day / Time
  • Nov 18-21: Virtual Encore
  • Nov 13 (Sat): Block 1 – 9:00am
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