Local cinematographer Michal Pietrzyk’s documentary All on a Mardi Gras Day has been added to The New Yorker portal along other notable documentaries. The movie presents a secret 200-year culture of New Orleans African Americans, known as Mardi Gras Indians, and their Mardi Gras Day competition. Michal wrote, directed and produced the film. You can watch it free of charge at The New Yorker here.
All on a Mardi Gras Day premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival, one of the top film festivals in the world. It has since screened at over 100 international film festivals around the world, and has won multiple awards, including the Grand Jury Prize at Seattle International Film Festival, the Audience Award for Best Short Film at Chicago International Film Festival and was voted one of the Top 10 Best Nonfiction Short Films of the year by Cinema Eye Honors. This outstanding movie qualified for the 2020 Oscars and was in contention for the Academy Award for Best Documentary, Short Subject.
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