from the Ebony/Jet site by Jacquie Jones
During the making of this film, the two directors – one black and one not – lived in a community in Columbus, Ohio as it underwent the radical transformation known as “gentrification,” and it shows. This is not a film of easy answers. Flag Wars instead forces us to consider what it means to really get a sweet real estate deal. Yet, as black homeowners fight to hold onto their homes as white gay “pioneers” circle around them, we also learn that no one is innocent here. If you are currently or have ever lived in a community that is in the path of gentrification, you need to see this film.
From IW: I hadn't heard of this film before, but having lived in the super-gentrification cities of Oakland, San Francisco, Brooklyn, and Philly, I can certainly relate. And tho I suspect it contains information we've wearily seen a thousand times before, it's always interesting to hear/see a different perspective.