DOWNING OF A FLAG Screening and Discussion - Charleston
South Carolina ETV and the ETV Endowment of South Carolina invite you to join us at the Sottile Theater in Charleston, S.C., to view clips from "Downing of a Flag," a two-hour, two-part documentary film that focuses on the Confederate Battle flag and its impact on the people, politics and perceptions of South Carolina and beyond. Parts one and two will premiere locally on South Carolina ETV (SCETV) Thursday, July 22 at 9 p.m. and Thursday, July 29 at 9 p.m., respectively.
With 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 a racially motivated 2015 church shooting, which killed nine black parishioners, served as the catalyst for the flag’s long-debated removal.
Our Charleston community engagement event panel will be hosted by South Carolina Public Radio's Victoria Hansen. Joining Hansen in discussion will be Jennifer Berry Hawes of The Post and Courier and Duane Cooper, former Executive Director of the S.C. House Democratic Caucus and a producer of the film. Additional panelists are to be confirmed. We'll also have a special welcome by former Mayor Joe Riley.
Admission is free and open to the public but a ticket is required for admission.
For more on "Downing of a Flag," please visit: www.pbs.org/show/downing-flag/ or www.facebook.com/downingofaflag