Award winning film director Pat Mire has captured the true essence of the traditional Mardi Gras here in south Louisiana, far away from girls flashing float riders for beads in the big cities. His 1993 film 'Dance for a Chicken' tells what the rural Mardi Gras celebration is like here in Cajun country, and it is a fascinating look at a culture that most people outside of Louisiana know nothing about. Pass this along to your friends who think it's all about getting drunk and eating king cake during Carnival season.The preview is below - enjoy!

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