Dublin’s Irish Film Institute will be showing Moira Tierney’s film Down Claiborne (2018) which investigates the historical and political underpinnings of the artistic traditions of Mardi Gras Indians in Tremé, New Orleans on Thursday 7 November 18:30.
Defying a highway overpass that split their neighbourhood in two, the local community reclaim their territory using dynamic mural paintings and the subversive traditions of the Mardi Gras Indians to create an alternative version of their history, referring to the various stages of the Civil Rights movement, including the Maroon tradition that united runaway slaves and Native Americans.
Shot on Super8 and 16mm, Nicole Brenez (Cinémathèque Française) listed Down Claiborne as one of the ten best films of 2018. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Tierney and Dr Paula Gilligan (Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Dublin).
Find out more about Moira Tierney and her work, visit her website moiratierney.net