For more than 150 years a culture from both natives and black slaves full of energies and colors takes place in New Orleans each year for Mardi Gras: the Black Indians Carnival. With the Whashitaw Nation and his « Big Chief » David Montana, we travel through a particular History of the USA during the preparation of this event. “The black Indians are the most poetic form of resistance to segregation and slavery of the African Americans. “


(92mins) | France, United States of America


French with English subtitles



Jo Béranger Photograph of Jo Béranger Director Jo Béranger has filmed the human being through the world and time. She passed away in 2015. “Black Indians” was her last film.
Hugues Poulain Photograph of Hugues Poulain Hugues Poulain was born in 1965 into a family of artists. He studied at the art school of Angers, then the Louis Lumière School and became a cinematographer. He works for Lardux Films as well as noted directors, Benoit Delepine and Gustave Kervern. In 2017, he released his first film as a director, “Itinéraire d'un braqueur. "
Edith Patrouilleau Photograph of Edith Patrouilleau Edith Patrouilleau is an activist with a focus on the natives' cause. In the 1970s, she fought with the American Indian Movement, then contributed to the creation of the CSIA-Nitassinan in 1977. She continues to defend Amerindians rights today.