Portraits and Profiles

One of our ongoing projects is fostering collaborations among Mardi Gras Indians and documentarians to produce  multimedia profiles of the human beings who build the suits, make the music, and play Indian on the streets of New Orleans. Our goal is to pass stories from within the culture on to future generations, and to help those outside the culture understand who they are seeing when they encounter a “pretty, pretty Indian.”


Queens Rule! (2008-  )

Conversations with the Elders (2014-  )

Year of the Spy Boy (2013)

Year of the Flag Boy (2014)

Year of the Wild Man, Medicine Man, and Unique Suited Positions (2015)

Year of the Manchild in the Crescent City (2016)