Watch THE ORDER OF MYTHS Tonight on Independent Lens

Posted on June 9, 2009
Tonight at 10:00 PM on Independent Lens on PBS (check local listings), a special encore presentation of THE ORDER OF MYTHS: The doctrine, "separate but equal" ended in the 1950s, right? Think again. At America's oldest Mardi Gras--celebrated each year in Mobile, Alabama--events remain segregated between white and black residents. Beneath the surface of pageantry, lies a complex story about race relations and the ever-present racial divide that persists in America today. "A well-constructed documentary about a surprising remnant of segregation in the new South, THE ORDER OF MYTHS gracefully explores Mobile's Mardi Gras celebrations and profiles the young people playing at royalty at these ceremonies' hearts," The Washington Post Check out the preview: THE ORDER OF MYTHS airs tonight at 10:00 PM on Independent Lens on PBS (check local listings). The short film BI-RACIAL HAIR will also air tonight, which was recently honored with a Boston/New England Emmy Award. Read about filmmaker Lisa Russell's experience at the ceremony below.


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