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Wave a Red Flag

Wave a Red Flag

| 4 min
2009 13 films

Vistas - 13 short films on the theme of "nationhood". Produced by the National Film Board of Canada and APTN.


In this short film, a young girl discovers the meaning of community and cultural pride after her mother insists she wave a red flag on her way to school.

  • writer
    Adam Garnet Jones
  • director
    Adam Garnet Jones
  • cast
    Lisa Cromarty
    Monique Mojica
  • producer
    Lea Marin
  • director of photography
    Daniel Grant
  • editor
    Tristen Bakker
  • original music
    David Arcus
  • sound recordist
    Mike Filippov
  • steadicam operator
    Sean Sealey
  • 1st assistant director
    Kim MacLachlan
  • 1st assistant camera
    Kar-Wai Ng
  • gaffer
    Cavan Campbell
  • key grip
    Nabil Milne
  • best boy grip
    Bob Mallen
  • production designer
    Damian Zuch
  • set decorator
    Mike Tessier
  • makeup artist
    Seth Rossman
  • hair artist
    Seth Rossman
  • makeup assistant
    Taylor James
  • hair assistant
    Taylor James
  • wardrobe
    Sarah Armstrong
  • production supervisor
    Mark Wilson
    Scott Collins
  • production coordinator
    Sarah Arruda
    Kate Vollum
  • technical coordinator
    Marcus Matyas
  • location manager
    Peter Janigan
  • production assistant
    Eric Van Mil
  • community outreach coordinator
    Melissa Roberts
  • background performer
    Jessica Nichols
    Malak Mogdadi
    Vanessa Petronelli
  • VFX supervisor
    Rafael Ludwig
  • VFX artist
    Rafael Ludwig
  • assistant editor
    Rany Ly
  • sound edit
    Brandan Quinn
    Grant Edmonds
  • sound mix
    Grant Edmonds
  • on-line
    Fearless Films
  • colour correction
    Fearless Films
  • marketing manager
    Leslie Stafford
  • centre administrator
    Josiah Rothenberg
    Cyndi Forcand
  • series producer
    Vanessa Loewen
    Joe MacDonald
  • series executive producer
    Derek Mazur
    Peter Strutt


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Ages 12 to 15

Diversity - Diversity in Communities
History and Citizenship Education - Civil Rights and Freedoms
History and Citizenship Education - Culture and Currents of Thought (1500-present)
Indigenous Studies - Identity/Society

Discuss the significance of the elder giving the flag to the protagonist and encouraging her to wear her pride through this red flag. Identify the visual cues that lead the audience to a conclusion about the overall film narrative. Address if there is a reason why the story is presented as a film without dialogue. How does the filmmaker give emphasis to themes of native pride, resistance, and sovereignty?

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