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the flagmakers

a film by Cynthia Wade and Sharon Liese

USA, 33 mins.


Who knew that American flags are all stitched by hand? This film takes you to a factory in Oak Creek, Wisconsin -- the largest American flag factory in the United States --where five million flags are sewed and shipped annually.  These flags, which stand at government buildings, courthouses, schools, veterans' cemeteries and fly in our parades – are stitched by refugees and immigrants from Iraq, Afghanistan, Burma, Congo, Serbia, Mexico, Pakistan and Mongolia. These are their stories. And ours.


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