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Film: "Soul Food Junkies" - Screening and Talk

  • Date
    Wed, Dec 05

    6:30 PM — 9:00 PM

    160 Convent Avenue

    NAC, 1/202

    p: 212-947-9277 x 15


  • Event Details

    Film screening and talk: SOUL FOOD JUNKIES. In this new documentary, filmmaker Hurt explores the cuisine and its health, history and cultural issues, and impact on his own life and family. By RSVP only to

    Soul Food Junkies is a new documentary that follows director Byron Hurt's journey to learn more about the African American cuisine known as soul food. Baffled by his dad's unwillingness to change his traditional soul food diet in the face of a health crisis, Hurt sets out to learn more about this rich culinary tradition and its relevance to black cultural identity. In a film that looks at history, class, racism, health, food access, culture and family, Soul Food Junkies uses humor and heart to address this cuisine and culture. The screening will be followed by a talk with the award-winning filmmaker, Byron Hurt, on the making of this film and the impact it has had on his own life and family. Cosponsored by Third World Newsreel, the Media and Communication Arts Department of CCNY, the Colin Powell Center for Leadership and Service at City College, the Medical Career Success Program-Black Male Initiative at the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education at CCNY, and the Black Documentary Collective.