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New Film on American Moon Landing Deletes American Flag to “Transcend Borders”: Report

Maggie Ren
A new movie about the moon landing has omitted the American flag-planting. "First Man" depicts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin in the lead-up to the 1969 moon landing. But omitted is the iconic moment Armstrong planted the American flag on the moon. Actor Ryan Gosling, a Canadian, and director Damien Chazelle, a French-American, defended the omission. "I think this was widely regarded in the end as a human achievement,” Gosling said. “That's how we chose to view it.” Chazelle claimed the decision was not “a political statement.” Some have called for a boycott over the film. Others believe the decision was made in an effort to get the film shown in China.
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