“An unbiased story that every American should see. Maddening… compelling… a timely tale that is as captivating as it is informative. Capturing The Flag demonstrates that democracy at its very core is continually being challenged.” “Capturing the Flag” a timely tale at Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

Columbia Journal of Law & the Arts

“Enlightening and inspiring… Palpable, and immensely relatable… Capturing The Flag is worth seeing for its educational value alone, but even more so because it captures both how great the need is for voter protection work and how much of a difference a single person can make.” “Capturing the Flag” Shows Just How Hard Voting Can Be

Ms. Magazine

“The stories of these voters remind us that the heart of this fight is our shared human stake in our democracy - and Capturing The Flag serves both as a warning and a call to action to activists across the country who are ready to fiercely defend it.” Capturing the Flag: The New Documentary Calling on Activists to Defend Democracy also listed in their Top 15 Feminist Films of 2018

PBS’s DocSoup

“I can read about voter suppression and hear about voter suppression, but seeing it unfold on screen is staggering in an entirely different way.” How the 2018 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Hits America's Nonfiction Sweet Spot


Quik Flix Hit

“A microcosm of the passions, absurdities and contradictions of the U.S. election system.” Review: Capturing The Flag

Red Carpet Crash

“Director Anne de Mare adeptly focuses a magnifying glass on the crucible of Cumberland County, North Carolina. [A] deeply personal, important and timely film” Woods Hole Film Festival Review: ‘Capturing The Flag’ Racial Realties Of Voter Suppression


Capturing The Flag sits in a moment in time and explores the meaning of it on a grand scale... It is an important reminder of the power of the individual, and the fact that every voice matters.” dOctober18: Capturing the Flag


“Inspiring and thoughtful… Capturing The Flag is a topical, engaging testimony of passion in divisive times.” ‘Capturing the Flag’ at Margaret Mead Film Festival

Duke Arts (Student review)

“We constantly hear about the importance of exercising our right to vote, but after the 2016 election cycle, with all the talk of voter suppression and gerrymandering and hacking, we had to wonder—do our votes really matter? … We thought Capturing the Flag might help us answer that question, and it did. A film every young adult needs to see.  At a time when people across the nation are wondering how they can make a difference, this film says, yes, you can — here are some steps you can take.” Three Women Take On Dysfunctional Democracy in “Capturing the Flag”


CBS’s Tanya Rivero talks with Laverne Berry and Anne de Mare about the realities of voter suppression on this episode of Red & Blue.


Laverne Berry and Elizabeth Hemmerdinger talk with Baker Machado about the fragility of American democracy and voting rights on Cheddar Politics.


Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II talks about voter suppression, the media, and the importance of Capturing The Flag at Harvard’s Institute of Politics (watch highlights or the full hour-long conversation).




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The Janus Adams Show:
Capturing the Flag: Voter Suppression in America
Who What Why:
The Quiet Subversion of Voter Suppression
WNYC News:
Getting Out the Vote, Far From Your Own Backyard
The Columbia Spectator:
National Voting Rights Violations Exposed in Tuesday Evening Screening
Walker Reader:
Defend the Vote: Laverne Berry and Anne de Mare on Capturing the Flag
Yale News:
Attorney and Producer Laverne Berry to discuss Documenting Democracy
Essence Magazine:
Wake Up! Voter Suppression is Not Dead
Harvard Magazine:
Unpacking the Before and After of Voter Suppression
Cape News:
Documentary Brings Democracy In Focus
My New York Eye:
Chat with Anne de Mare, Director of Documentary Capturing The Flag
Broadway World:
Eye-Opening Documentary Capturing The Flag at Margaret Mead Film Festival
Patriot Ledger:
‘Capturing The Flag’ Documents Voter Suppression
Provincetown Magazine:
The Battle at the Ballot Box
Inside Pulse:
Full Frame Review: Capturing The Flag
The Daily Tar Heel:
Documentary Reveals Suppression Laws in NC Threaten Voting Rights
Durham News Observer: NC is “Ground Zero” for Voter Suppression in New Documentary
Backseat Mafia:
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Women & Hollywood:
Full Frame 2018 Women Directors: Meet Anne de Mare “Capturing the Flag”
FF2 Media:
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Marvin Brown:
2016 Election Inspires Director Anne de Mare to Deepen Film on Voting Protection
Fayetteville News Observer:
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A Hard Outsider's Look at the Ugly Reality of Voting in North Carolina
We Are Moving Stories:
Full Frame Documentary Film Festival - Capturing The Flag