The people we met at Eder, including the subjects of this film, represent our nation’s greatest strengths and aspirations, as well as its struggles and fragility. The rhythmic sounds of sewing machines, small radios at workstations playing music from around the globe, and the aroma of spices seeping from the break rooms are a reminder of the tapestry that is America.
The factory is a microcosm of the changing face of America, as well as a testament to the power of the American dream. The film invites viewers to reflect on the meaning not only of the United States’ most enduring symbol but also of the promise it represents.
– Cynthia Wade and Sharon Liese
Executive Produced by: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Mark Gordon, Ben Forkner, Pamela Ryckman, Sylvia Golden, Jenna Siegal, Jayne Sherman, Deb Van Eck
From National Geographic Documentary Films, Academy Award-winning director Cynthia Wade, award-winning director Sharon Liese and executive producer Giannis Antetokounmpo, THE FLAGMAKERS, a meditation on the American dream, follows workers at the country’s largest maker of American flags and flagpoles, including the refugees and immigrants who have risked everything to come to the USA.