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INTERVIEW: The filmmakers behind 'The Flagmakers'

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INTERVIEW: The filmmakers behind 'The Flagmakers'

BONUS: We talked with Cynthia Wade and Sharon Liese, the award-winning filmmakers who spent three years shooting "The Flagmakers" in Milwaukee County. Available as an audio podcast and YouTube video.

The Recombobulation Area is a six-time Milwaukee Press Club award-winning weekly opinion column and online publication written and published by veteran Milwaukee journalist Dan Shafer. Learn more about it here.

There’s a new documentary short that was just released that focuses on a business right here in Milwaukee County, and on the lives of the many people working there. 

That business is Eder Flag, the largest manufacturer of flags and flagpoles in the nation, located in Oak Creek. Through this documentary — The Flagmakers, now streaming on Disney+ — you get to know the people who make these flags, many of whom are immigrants and refugees. It’s an American story. It’s a Milwaukee story. 

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