The Live Light Live Right and staff at the Brookdale University Medical Center were given the opportunity to screen the film “Soul Food Junkies” by Byron Hurt, who is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, published writer, anti-sexism activist, and lecturer. Hurt is also the host of the Emmy-nominated series, Reel Works with Byron Hurt. The Independent named him one of the “Top 10 Filmmakers to Watch” in 2011. His most popular documentary, Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and was later broadcast on Independent Lens.
This documentary stemmed from Byron Hurt, who grew up eating lots of soul food and obesity hit close to home for Bryon. In Soul Food Junkies, Hurt sets out on a historical and culinary journey to learn more about the soul food tradition and its relevance to black cultural identity.
To learn more about Byron Hurt’s documentary you can visit his website