This year (2005), in Rockport, Maine, a man got tired of hiding the death this war is bringing us…he planted flags, one for each dead soldier, in his yard…and now the flags are moving one yard to the next, a visible reminder of the number, rising daily, of the dead.
Tom Sadowski, the Flag Memorial originator, wanted to see what the abstract symbol (represented as a number) of current deaths of US soldiers in Iraq actually looked like. I wanted to build on his vision by adding more visuals, text and audio...to present that statistic to as many senses as possible and to as many people as possible.
Flag Day, received a juror’s honorable mention at the 2005 AFI/Discovery Channel SILVERDOCS. W.W. Norton will include a short clip from FLAG DAY on the Norton Sociology DVD created in spring 2007 as a resource for instructors using the textbooks Introduction to Sociology and Essentials of Sociology by Anthony Giddens,