Big Chief, Black Hawk | Full Documentary | Mardi Gras | America ReFramed

Big Chief Tee, the youngest Mardi Gras Indian Big Chief, and the Black Hawk Hunters navigate the impacts of gentrification and systemic racism on their masking tradition in a film celebrating the beauty and resilience of “the culture.” A film by Jonathan Isaac Jackson.

Watch an interview with filmmaker Jonathan Isaac Jackson: https://youtu.be/FEMeMAnreqQ
For more: https://bit.ly/ARF_BgChiefBkHawk

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