Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Ugh

I picked up Flag Wars because its set in my city. Its a documentary all about the gentrification of an amazing little area near downtown called Old Town East. The film show the struggle between the gay community and the poor African american families in the area.

It was amazingly depressing. The filmmakers went out of their way to show the worst of each side and all the prejudices they could. While I know that their are issues there, I also think that there are positives coming from the area as well. Definitely a big downer of a film.

Only 2 out of 10 on this one.

1 comment:

WalkerEvans said...

I watched Flag Wars last year and felt the same way. As a resident of the Near East Side, it felt intentionally skewed towards the side of controversy by cherry picking clips of people being extremist on either side. 99% of the people in these neighborhoods (gay, straight, black, white, whatever) are normal people who at best are good neighborhoods and at worst indifferent towards the racial or sexual demographics of those around them.