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The Flag
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E 733
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8'00''
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2006
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’Bayrak’ (The Flag) by Köken Ergun could be considered an extraordinarily elegant film: It documents Turkish school children involved in a patriotic ceremony taking place on Children’s Day in a giant football stadium, simply using two handheld miniDV cameras. Without further commentary, these two perspectives of the ceremony are conjoined using the basic strategy of a split screen. The result could hardly be more effective, moving and claustrophobic. We become witnesses to the indoctrination of the young in a manner that could not be more frontal. But before we cast aspersion, this film should also remind us to consider the effective though hidden strategies of indoctrination here at home. 

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 The CDA's archives are operating with the support of the Ostrovsky Family Fund and Artis
 

The Flag

’Bayrak’ (The Flag) by Köken Ergun could be considered an extraordinarily elegant film: It documents Turkish school children involved in a patriotic ceremony taking place on Children’s Day in a giant football stadium, simply using two handheld miniDV cameras. Without further commentary, these two perspectives of the ceremony are conjoined using the basic strategy of a split screen. The result could hardly be more effective, moving and claustrophobic. We become witnesses to the indoctrination of the young in a manner that could not be more frontal. But before we cast aspersion, this film should also remind us to consider the effective though hidden strategies of indoctrination here at home. 

 The CDA's archives are operating with the support of the Ostrovsky Family Fund and Artis
 

 The CDA's archives are operating with the support of the Ostrovsky Family Fund and Artis
 

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