Look Away, Look Away
- Official Website
- Cultural History, Format, Contemporary Issues, and Essay
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.
- Running time
- 89 minutes
- Patrick O'Connor ... Writer/Director/Producer
- Prod. Co.
- Scenic Films
- United States
- Years of Production
- Mississippi / New Orleans
- Release year
- Oxford Film Festival
- Audience Choice for Best Film, Best Documentary and Best Mississippi Film
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