Flag Wars

Director: Linda Goode Bryant
Country: USA
Year: 2003
Running Time: 90 min
Language: English

Flag Wars


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. What happens when gay white people move into a black working-class neighborhood?

About the Director

Linda Goode Bryant

Biography: Linda Goode Bryant is an award-winning producer, writer, and director of experimental short films, videos, and documentaries. Bryant co-produced, directed, and edited Flag Wars (2003), a cinema vérité look at what happened in a working class black neighborhood over the course of 4 years as white gays moved to the area. Flag Wars won the jury award for Best Documentary at the SXSW Film Festival, the Filmmaker Award at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival and launched the 2003 season of P.O.V. on PBS. Bryant’s other work includes Hurricane Teens, a segment on Split Screen, a weekly cable television show aired on BRAVO/The Independent Film Channel; My Am, an experimental narrative, and The Business of Being an Artist, a documentary on the impact the art market has on artists and their creativity. She also directed Mustafa (2004) and Can You See Me Now? (2006). Bryant is a recipient of grants, awards, and fellowships for her film and video work. These include an Artist Fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts, Anonymous Grant(s) from the Arts Development Committee, and project grants from the New York State Council on the Arts, the Jerome Foundation, and the Ettinger Foundation. Prior to filmmaking, Bryant was the Founding Director of Just Above Midtown, Inc. (JAM), a non-profit interdisciplinary artists space in Manhattan. Bryant has a B.A. in painting from Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia. She has a Masters Degree in Business from Columbia University in New York and has completed study for a Masters Degree in Art History from the City College of New York.

(Source: http://www.flagwarsthemovie.com/aboutus.html)

Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
Flag Wars (2007 – Linda Goode Bryant, Laura Poitras).

The Business of Being an Artist (Date unknown);
My Am (1995);
Split Screens – Hurricane Teens (1998);
Flag Wars (2003 – Linda Goode Bryant, Laura Poitras);
Mustafa (2004);
Time Piece – Can You See Me Now? (2006).