Big Chief, Black Hawk

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.

AMERICA REFRAMED | COMING FEBRUARY 16

After 20 years, Sol Guy finally watches his late father’s tapes and embarks on a personal journey of healing and reconciliation. At once a conversation between past and present and a letter to Sol’s children, THE DEATH OF MY TWO FATHERS reveals the complexities of identity, the persistence of racial trauma, the challenges of fatherhood -- and the liberation that exists in facing our own mortality.

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Black Stories

In 2020, the global pandemic opened the world’s eyes to issues that had been masked by our normalized routines. As awareness of healthcare disparities, police brutality and economic inequality for Black Americans came to the forefront, amplifying Black voices became part of national, local and dinner table conversations. 

Black history is American history, and we renew our collective commitment to lifting up the stories of Black movement makers and culture creators who define our world. February signifies history, heritage and the future, and WORLD celebrates the month through the stories of leaders, artists, and everyday individuals making waves big, small and extraordinary.

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