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Look Away, Look Away

A film about a flag and a reckoning in Mississippi.

Overview

Genre
Cultural History, Format, Contemporary Issues, and Essay
Synopsis

When the horrific murder of nine Black churchgoers in Charleston, South Carolina in 2015 sparks a national reckoning around the meaning of the Confederate flag, battle lines are drawn in Mississippi to determine the fate of the last state flag to include the most powerful, and divisive, symbol of our fractured history.

In Look Away, Look Away, director Patrick O’Connor introduces us to an array of activists, and captures the fierce five-year battle to change the Mississippi state flag, revealing how race, heritage and long-simmering grievances over the Civil War shapes our sense of who we are as Americans.

Stage
finished
Running time
89 minutes

Credits

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Scenic Films
Country
United States
Years of Production
2016-2021
Locations
Mississippi / New Orleans

Distribution Details

Release year
2021
Festivals
Oxford Film Festival
Awards
Audience Choice for Best Film, Best Documentary and Best Mississippi Film
Language
English
Subtitles
closed-captioned

Photos

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