The Order of the MythsDVD - 2009
The first Mardi Gras in America was celebrated in Mobile, Alabama in 1703. In 2008, the celebration is still racially segregated. Go into the parallel hearts of the city's two carnivals. With unprecedented access, the director traces the exotic world of secret mystic societies and centuries-old traditions and pageantry. From the crowns, the gowns, the surreal masks, to the enormous paper mache floats. Uncover a tangled web of historical violence and power dynamics, both of which are elusive forces that keep this hallowed tradition organized along color lines.
Publisher: [New York, NY] : New Yorker Video, .
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (80 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.