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Downing of a flag : the story of a symbol that has haunted American democracy for over 150 years / produced by Don Godish, Scott Galloway, Duane Cooper ; written and directed by Scott Galloway.

Galloway, Scott, (television director,, television producer,, screenwriter.). Godish, Don, (television producer.). Cooper, Duane, (television producer.). Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), (publisher.).

Available copies

  • 3 of 3 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Bentley Memorial Library - Bolton.

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0 current holds with 3 total copies.

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Bentley Memorial Library - Bolton DVD 973 Dow (Text to phone) 33160147133287 Adult Documentary DVD Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0841887045780
  • ISBN: 9781531714031
  • ISBN: 153171403X
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (110 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [Arlington, Virginia] : PBS, [2021]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Title from web page.
Originally produced as a documentary television program in 2021.
Wide screen (16x9).
"Subtitles are a function of the disc and serve the same purpose as closed captions." --container.
Summary, etc.:
A documentary film that focuses on the Confederate Battle flag and its impact on the people, politics, and perceptions of South Carolina and beyond. Through firsthand interviews featuring various perspectives and a wealth of historical footage, Downing of a Flag traces the symbol's controversial relationship with the Palmetto State, exploring its true meaning and how an unspeakable tragedy catalyzed its long-debated removal. The story begins with the end of the Civil War and chronicles the flag's more than a 150-year journey from the blood-soaked battlefields of Virginia to its use in American popular culture in the 1970s and 1980s, to its final removal from the South Carolina State House grounds in July 2015. Preceded by the killing of nine black parishioners at Charleston's historic Mother Emanuel AME Church by a white supremacist, the Confederate Battle flag's furling and the days and actions that led to that event could represent the final shots and battles of the American Civil War.
Target Audience Note:
TV rating: TV-14.
System Details Note:
DVD, wide screen (16x9); 5.1 surround.
Language Note:
In English with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
Subject: Racism > United States > History.
Flags > Confederate States of America.
National characteristics, American.
United States > History > Civil War, 1861-1865 > Flags.
United States > Race relations.
Genre: Documentary television programs.
Nonfiction television programs.

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