NOCCA Media Arts Faculty Movie Broadcast Premiere
The broadcast premiere of the award-winning documentary BURY THE HATCHET begins this Februrary on The Documentary Channel. Please visit the film’s facebook page for updates on festival screenings and other news.
Airtimes for February on The Documentary Channel:
02/02/13 at 8pm and 11pm
02/07/13 at 10am & 2pm
02/12/13 at 8pm and 11pm
02/25/13 at 9pm
02/26/13 at 12am
BURY THE HATCHET is the portrait of three Mardi Gras Indian “Big Chiefs” of New Orleans, descendants of runaway slaves whose ancestors were given harbor by the Native Americans of the Louisiana bayous. Today there are a number of African-American tribes that run in the city’s backstreets during Mardi Gras, attired in elaborate costumes which they sew over the course of the year. The film follows the Mardi Gras Indians over five years, pre and post Hurricane Katrina, and is an exploration of their struggles against the police, violence amongst themselves, gentrification of their neighborhoods, disinterested youth and natural disaster.
With a celebratory soundtrack of New Orleans music and additional scoring by pianist George Winston, the film is an intimate entry into this often hidden New Orleans experience.
Written and Directed by Aaron Walker
A Cine-Marais and Altaire Productions Release.
Distributed by 7th Art Releasing.