'The Flagmakers,' Giannis-produced movie about Oak Creek's Eder Flag, wins Documentary Emmy



"The Flagmakers" — the 2022 documentary about Oak Creek's Eder Flag and its largely immigrant work force that landed Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo as an executive producer — may have missed out on an Oscar, but it did win an Emmy.

"The Flagmakers" won the Emmy for outstanding short documentary at the 44th annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences on Sept. 28. The National Geographic short film by award-winning filmmakers Cynthia Wade and Sharon Liese follows the diverse workforce at Oak Creek-based Eder Flag, the largest maker of American flags and flagpoles in the United States, during the run-up to the 2020 presidential election. A number of the employee-owned company's workers are immigrants and refugees.