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All on a Mardi Gras Day
There are African-American men in some of New Orleans’ roughest neighborhoods who spend all year sewing feathered suits. All On A Mardi Gras Day follows Demond, who makes huge sacrifices to be Big Chief in this secret, 200-year old tradition known as Mardi Gras Indians. When the day comes, he battles in a competition that will decide who’s “the prettiest.”
Perturbed commuters coming from the Bay Bridge are split up by the Macarthur Maze interchange every day, but not in the same way that it splits up the East Bay community. Surrounded on one side by a super mall built on an ancient native burial site, on another side by houseless people being pushed out by the gentrifying pressure of an expensive apartment development, and on another by a nature estuary saturated with pollutants, it’s a kaleidoscope of societal issues. Everyday, thousands of drivers pass through the maze. Does anyone stop to look around?