Big Chief, Black Hawk
Season 11 Episode 1 | 51m 3s
Big Chief Tee is a high school senior and the youngest Mardi Gras Indian Big Chief in New Orleans. During COVID-19, he and the Black Hawk Hunters navigate the impacts of gentrification and systemic racism on their annual masking tradition. Through haute couture, movement, and words, BIG CHIEF, BLACK HAWK celebrates the beauty and resilience of “the culture” even in the face of crisis and change.
Aired: 02/16/23 | Expires: 02/15/24 |
Extras From This Episode
Beyond the Lens with Jonathan Isaac Jackson
Clip: S11 Ep1 | 4m 30s
Big Chief, Black Hawk | Appreciation, Not Appropriation
Clip: S11 Ep1 | 1m
Big Chief, Black Hawk | COVID-19: Culture Killer
Preview: S11 Ep1 | 1m 12s
Blurring the Color Line
S11 Ep4 | 54m 28s
A Decent Home
S11 Ep3 | 1h 25m 44s
The Death of My Two Fathers
S11 Ep2 | 1h 19m 25s | WETA Passport
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