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Downing of a Flag

Downing of a Flag is a two-hour documentary film that uses firsthand interviews featuring various perspectives and a wealth of historical footage to examine the impact of the Confederate Battle flag on the people, politics and perceptions of South Carolina and beyond.

Episode 2

54m 55s

The horror of the Orangeburg Massacre and lack of attention it received provide context for when the Confederate Battle flag was first raised over the South Carolina State House. Efforts throughout history to remove the flag from the grounds are explored. Nine days after the Charleston church shooting, President Barack Obama delivers a memorable eulogy; two weeks later, the flag is removed.

Episodes

  • Episode 2: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Episode 2

    S1 E2 - 54m 55s

    The horror of the Orangeburg Massacre and lack of attention it received provide context for when the Confederate Battle flag was first raised over the South Carolina State House. Efforts throughout history to remove the flag from the grounds are explored. Nine days after the Charleston church shooting, President Barack Obama delivers a memorable eulogy; two weeks later, the flag is removed.

  • Episode 1: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Episode 1

    S1 E1 - 55m 25s

    Through interviews, archival footage and photographs, the Confederate Battle flag’s history, meaning and impact are examined. From its creation and adoption during the American Civil War to its resurrection over the South Carolina State House in 1961. And, finally, to its use as a symbol by Dylann Roof who killed nine Black parishioners at Charleston’s historic Mother Emanuel AME Church in 2015.

Extras + Features

  • Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Preview

    S1 E1 - 30s

    Through interviews, archival footage and photographs, the Confederate Battle flag’s history, meaning and impact are examined. From its creation and adoption during the American Civil War to its resurrection over the South Carolina State House in 1961. And, finally, to its use as a symbol by Dylann Roof who killed nine Black parishioners at Charleston’s historic Mother Emanuel AME Church in 2015.

Schedule

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    Downing of a Flag

    Monday
    Dec 12

    59 Minutes

    The Confederate flag's 150-year journey from Virginia's battlefields to its use in American popular culture in the 1970s and 1980s and removal from the South Carolina State House grounds in 2015.
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    Downing of a Flag

    Tuesday
    Dec 13

    1 Hour

    The Confederate flag's 150-year journey from Virginia's battlefields to its use in American popular culture in the 1970s and 1980s and removal from the South Carolina State House grounds in 2015.

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