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New York Premiere!

Join ImageNation Cinema Foundation for the New York Premiere of Byron Hurt's Soul Food Junkies. This evening will include a live performance by Hip-Hop artists and activists dead prez, and of course, a closing reception with food by Soul Fixins!

In this PBS documentary, award-winning filmmaker Byron Hurt shares his 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. He discovers that the love affair that his dad and his community have with soul food is deep-rooted, complex, and in some tragic cases, deadly. Through candid interviews with soul food cooks, historians, and scholars, as well as doctors, family members, and everyday people, Soul Food Junkies blends history, humor, and heartwarming stories to place this culinary tradition under the microscope. Both the consequences and the benefits of soul food are carefully addressed. So too is the issue of low access to quality food in black communities, which makes it difficult for some black people to eat healthy. In the end, Hurt determines whether or not black people are addicted to this food tradition that has its origins in West Africa and the black south, yet is loved all over the world.

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Soul Food Junkies

Soul Food Junkies

Byron Hurt | 2012 | 64 mins

When his dad refuses to change his traditional diet in the face of a health crisis, award-winning filmmaker Byron Hurt sets out to learn more about his community's deep-rooted and at times dangerous love affair with soul food. New York Premiere! 

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