SAC Films Presents: Soul Food Junkies


SAC Films Presents: African American Heritage Month Film, Soul Food Junkies

“Award-winning filmmaker Byron Hurt (Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats & Rhymes) offers a fascinating exploration of the soul food tradition, its relevance to black cultural identity, and its continuing popularity despite the known dangers of high-fat, high-calorie diets. Inspired by his father’s lifelong love affair with soul food even in the face of a life threatening health crisis, Hurt discovers that the relationship between African Americans and dishes like ribs, grits and fried chicken is deep-rooted and culturally based. At the same time, he moves beyond matters of culture and individual taste to show how the economics of the food industry have combined with socioeconomic conditions in predominantly black neighborhoods to dramatically limit food choices. The result is an absorbing and ultimately inspiring look at the cultural politics of food and the complex interplay between identity, taste, power and health. Features soul food cooks, historians, doctors and food justice movement activists who are challenging the food industry.”

Come and watch Soul Food Junkies at the PSU Theater at: 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM, February 6, 2013
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