Capturing the Flag

With nothing less than the foundation of our democracy hanging in the balance, a tight-knit group of lawyers travel to Cumberland County, NC—poster child for racially motivated voter suppression in the lead-up to the 2016 election—to protect the vote and show that the dedicated efforts of individual citizens can turn the tide of eroding election ethics. A documentary remarkably of the moment— as efforts to suppress voting continue to make the news—Capturing the Flag showcases the struggle to protect this essential right for all American citizens.


FILM SPONSOR: Marquette University

Community Partners: Wisconsin Voices, ACLU of Wisconsin


About Milwaukee Film

Milwaukee Film is a nonprofit arts organization dedicated to entertaining, educating, and engaging our community through cinematic experiences. We operate the magnificent Oriental Theatre, a historic cinema palace committed to high-quality and accessible film and education programming. Since 2009, the annual Milwaukee Film Festival has brought together film fans and filmmakers to celebrate the power of cinema. Our education programs and Cultures & Communities platform provide avenues toward making our community a more empathetic and equitable place for everyone to live.

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