PBS Docmentary On Gentrification

A 90-minute account of the "the politics and pain of gentrification" premieres tonight on PBS.
June 17, 2003, 12pm PDT | Abhijeet Chavan
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"Shot over four years, 'Flag Wars' is a poignant 90-minute account of economic competition between two historically oppressed groups, seen through the politics and pain of gentrification. The setting could be any city with a once stable working and middle class black community, now aging and economically depressed, in danger of losing control of their neighborhoods as wealthier home buyers gentrify block by block...The events in "Flag Wars" unfold against a backdrop of racism, homophobia, and tensions between privilege and poverty. Mix in government zoning boards, the court system, lending institutions, and civic leaders, and you've got a film that literally hits people 'where they live.'"

Thanks to Kyle Flood

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Published on Tuesday, June 17, 2003 in PBS
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