National Geographic’s The Flagmakers will show the unfiltered lives of those working at Eder Flag, which has been a factory producing the American flags for quite some time now. The footage from the documentary has shown some promising stories which are worth our time. To know more about its plot and storyline, continue reading the article!
When will National Geographic release The Flagmakers?
We already have an official trailer for The Flagmakers. But National Geographic has not revealed the official release date for the documentary. So, you’ll have to remain patient for a little longer.
Along with the trailer, National Geographic has also revealed that NBA superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo will be working as the executive producer for the upcoming project. The documentary will first be screened at the Camden International Film Festival in Maine. And it will have a limited theatrical run. However, it will be available for streaming this fall! So, even though we do not have a release date, it is good to know that the project will be available for streaming soon.
What is the main plot of the documentary?
Being a production of National Geographic, the plot is already straightforward. The Flagmakers is a documentary about the professional lives of those who produce 5 million flags and flagpoles in America annually. The unique fact about them is that this factory does not only accept native workers. Several immigrants are working on the American flags. They hold a record for making the most significant number of flags in America. So, this documentary will be worth it.
It is not only going to shed light on the lives of workers. However, people from other countries also work in the factory has a far more significant meaning. Antetokounmp revealed in an interview that this documentary also has a lot of importance in his life. Because as an immigrant, he could relate to the sentiments of the workers of the factory. Despite belonging to different races, they are all united under one roof to work on the same American flag.
Like any other documentary, we have the main characters as well. Radica is the sewing manager at the factory. She is an immigrant from Serbia. Next, we have Ali from Iraq and SugarRay (a black man) from Milwaukee. Each of them has a different tale about how they ended up in America. As for Ali, he is a survivor of the Iraq War. Just a few months after the war, he ended up in America. SugarRay is still trying to figure out his complicated relationship with this country while he works on the flags. After hearing their stories, you’ll be able to understand the feelings of an immigrant!
It doesn’t just focus on the cultural differences that make the lives of immigrants difficult in the country. But the religious differences are also shown spectacularly. As mentioned earlier, people working at the Eder Flag have a different version of the same story. Their equally broken pasts led them to this factory. However, they had to face a lot of racism and other hardships before working here. Although they still face these difficulties, they have become stronger with time.
The views of the main characters in the documentary are completely unfiltered. There is no sugarcoating, so we know we are listening to their genuine feelings for the country. For example, Radica said in the trailer that she had accepted the fact that this country is not perfect. But even in this flaw, there is beauty. Hence she loves the country. On another occasion, SugarRay said something even more heartbreaking. He said he loves America, but the county doesn’t seem to love him back, which is the harsh reality for a particular group of people living there.
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