"Encompasses how sports can be used to reconciliate racial differences...Football is simple. Get the ball, score touchdowns, and win. Though, inFlat Town, the power of reconciliation shines as a small Louisiana town is united by football and the sport acts as a form of intergenerational, anti-racist reconciliation." - Reel South
In Ville Platte, Louisiana an annual tradition brings together the town's racially segregated schools and communities to revel in a game of football, dubbed The Tee Cotton Bowl. Now under their first Black mayor, the game is at once a symbol of Ville Platte's progress as well as a reminder of a bitter history of racial tensions, many of which remain evident to this day in the town's schools and generational economic divisions. Flat Town shows the work being undertaken to unite a divided town through the common ground of sport, and highlights the important conversations that are able to take place as a result.