DOWNING OF A FLAG Screening and Discussion - Spartanburg
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 Spartanburg community engagement event panel will be hosted by SCETV's Gavin Jackson. Joining Jackson will be former SC State Senator Vincent Sheheen, Dr. Bobby Donaldson of the University of South Carolina, Antjuan Seawright, advisor to the late Senator Clementa Pinckney, and Scott Galloway, executive producer. A reception will be held before the screening.
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