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For more than 150 years, a culture from both natives and black slaves takes place in New Orleans on Mardi Gras: the Black Indians Carnival. In this beautifully shot and moving documentary film, made from an outsider’s perspective, the filmmakers pay tribute to the passion, spirit and traditions of New Orleans’ Mardi Gras Indians, whose Call and Response musical form is a living tradition of African culture and one of the sources of American Jazz.

Director Biographies:

Jo Béranger :

A director who co-directed documentary films with Doris Buttignol, Jo shot the human being through world and time. She passed away in 2015. This was her last film.

Hugues Poulain :

Hugues Poulain was born in 1965 into a family of artists. He studied at the art school of Angers, then the Louis Lumière School and became a cinematographer. He works for Lardux Films and also directors Benoit Delepine & Gustave Kervern.

Edith Patrouilleau :

Edith Patrouilleau is a militant activist for the natives's cause. In the 70's she fought with the American Indian Movement, and then contributed to the creation of the CSIA-Nitassinan in 1977. She continues to defend the American Indians's rights today.
Jo Beranger, Hugues Poulain and Edith Patrouilleau
Jo Beranger, Hugues Poulain and Edith Patrouilleau
Christian Pfohl
92 Minutes
Watch the Trailer
1/23/19 6:30pm at Acadiana Center for the Arts (AcA)
1/27/19 5:30pm at Acadiana Center for the Arts (AcA)
premiere v4
contributing 2019 2
international 2019 3