Credits: Cinematographers, Linda Goode Bryant, Laura Poitras ; music, Graham Haynes ; produced by Linda Goode Bryant and Laura Poitras ; directed by Linda Goode Bryant ; co-directed by Laura Poitras ; edited by Erez Laufer, Linda Good Bryant. Filmmakers Linda Goode Bryant and Laura Poitras received the 2003 Center for Documentary Studies Filmmaker Award for Flag Wars, their poignant documentary on neighborhood gentrification that pits two historically oppressed groups against each other. What happens when black working-class families are faced with an influx of white gay homebuyers in their neighborhood? Her work has been shown in national and international film festivals and film programs. Gibson; Jonathan Alexander; Deborah T. Some reviewers have called this a film about discrimination against lesbians and gay men. And then on an older lady, who has been summoned by the city for building code violations due to lack of maintenance.
However, please contact us if you believe that informative content on this service affects in any way your legal rights. It is also the most unlikely of characters that is held up as a hero in the neighbourhood; a sickly local woman named Linda, struggling to hold on to her family home. Bryant was the founding director of Just Above Midtown Inc. Through their lyrical film we can see beyond that particular place to understand many places. Meanwhile… added to the queue.
This category and its content are concerned with different aspects of military, from service to its hierarchy and one of the oldest providences of mankind called war. By then, the larger issues surrounding gentrification have fallen away as directors Linda Goode Bryant and Laura Poitras chase this moving but unrepresentative narrative thread. Co-directed by the director of Citizenfour and The Oath. The term itself at that time was spelled militarie and it is derived from the Latin word miles meaning solider. Bryant uses this media as content for Blind Trust, a documentary that unfolds through multiple formats in various lengths and is displayed in different venues at different times during its creation.
I was disturbed by this film, and that's a good thing. This is a documentation of Gentrification; a war between low- and high- income parties. There are villains and heroes in Flag Wars, but who you think they are will depend entirely upon which side of the fence you are viewing from. Both provocative and elegiac, Flag Wars is a candid, unvarnished portrait of privilege, poverty, and local politics, representative of changes and conflicts taking place across America. Through this blog, I want to give you genuine, my personal heart-felt review of the films that I see. She completed study for a Masters Degree in Art History from the City College of New York. Shot over four years in Columbus, Ohio, the film unfolds as a narrative drama with multiple storylines.
Laura Poitras received a Peabody Award for her last documentary, Flag Wars 2003 , which she co-directed, produced and photographed. Bryant co-produced, directed and edited Flag Wars, an Emmy nominated, Peabody ward-winning documentary in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York. The commonly accepted contemporary definition of military is that they are the armed forces of a state and their purpose is to protect the interests of that state and its citizens by means of lethal force. The vessels that brought mayhem wherever they engaged in battle have sailed across the world. I am still not very sure if this needs to be reviewed here, but what the heck! Please help me make my blog more popular by becoming a member, following it and by recommending it to your friends. When economy hit hard in 80s until later, White Homosexual homebuyers were attracted to the neighborhood because of the cheap, beautiful, historical homes in the area. In this film, we see and hear the insufferable, bourgeois ramblings of these gentrifiers investment is the meaning of life at dinner parties.
She has attended the Sundance Institute's Documentary Storytelling and Edit Lab as both a Fellow and creative advisor. It follows the conflicts that arise when gay white professionals move into a black working-class neighborhood. Ty Burr can be reached at. There are tons of movies that I need to watch and review here. Prior to filmmaking, Bryant was the Founding director of Just Above Midtown, Inc.
It was also nominated for the 2004 Truer than Fiction Award at the and a 2004. On the other side are longtime residents like Chief Shango Baba Olugbala, a middle-aged artist who wants to keep his home the way it is, up to and including the hand-carved Yoruba sign over his front door. Enjoy and do keep writing your feedback. See the World War 2 through the eyes of the crew members of the infamous U-boats. The film tries to capture the unspoken tug-of-war for Columbus's Near East Side and succeeds reasonably well before it gets sidetracked.
In 2005-2006, Bryant directed and edited The Katrina Project www. The first written record of the word military dates back to 1585. You come out shaken by a handful of piquant details but wondering where the big picture went. Since this violates the new zoning rules, he finds himself in Environmental Court entangled by baffling red tape. It's a familiar story: people want to move back downtown from the suburbs, back to trendy areas where the so-called 'action' is. Discover what their journey was like and see the actual footage of certain battle scenes and the interviews with the surviving members of the U-boat crews. She is a recipient of numerous grants and fellowships, including an Artist Fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts and individual artist grants from the New York State Council on the Arts.
There is a hard-ass lesbian realtor, who shifts between colonial language about blacks to praise for unbridled capitalism to thoughtful albeit tipsy insights about rapacious gentrification the woman harbours a secret guilty conscience. Black residents, working class or poor and often elderly, fight to hold on to their homes and their heritage. These new incoming residents in turn displaced older residents which primarily consisted of poorer African-Americans. Bryant has received numerous film awards including a 2004 Guggenheim Fellowship. The main focus is on two people. She lives in New York City. The present day term, as a noun, represents the armed forces of a country, while as an adjective it refers to soldiers and the matters of soldiering.