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2008 •  1:37 •  Documentary •  Director: Margaret Brown

The first Mardi Gras in America was celebrated in Mobile, Alabama in 1703. In 2007, it is still racially segregated. Filmmaker Margaret Brown, herself a daughter of Mobile, escorts us into the parallel hearts of the city s two carnivals. With unprecedented access, she traces the exotic world of secret mystic societies and centuries-old traditions and pageantry; diamond-encrusted crowns, voluminous, hand-sewn gowns, surreal masks and enormous paper mache floats. Against this opulent backdrop, she uncovers a tangled web of historical violence and power dynamics, elusive forces that keep this hallowed tradition organized along enduring color lines.

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Mango feels most parents would allow children ages 8 and up to watch this film, however parental discretion should still be exercised.

This film contains:

Minor use of mature language, Mild sensuality, nudity, adult themes, and/or adult activity, Mild use of violence, and Minimal use or mention of drugs and alcohol.

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