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1 hr. 37 min.

Plot Summary
Although "Mardi Gras" immediately brings to mind New Orleans for most people, the first Mardi Gras in America was actually held in Mobile, Ala., over 300 years ago. Remarkably, even in 2007, the festivities remain racially segregated, with two pairs of kings and queens -- one black, one white. Filmmaker Margaret Brown takes us through the divided zones of Mobile's current Mardi Gras celebrations as numerous participants attempt to initiate an integration between black and white revelers.


Director: Margaret Brown

Genres: Documentary

Distributor: Cinema Libre Studio

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Release Date: July 25th, 2008|1 hr. 37 min.

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  • 70
    James Greenberg The Hollywood Reporter

    Exotic and thoughtful. show more

  • 88
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    Margaret Brown's documentary is actually an examination of the racial divide in a city that claims there is none. show more

  • 90
    Pete Vonder Haar Film Threat

    Smartly edited, utterly engrossing, and as intelligent an examination of American race relations as I've seen. show more

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