Soul Food Junkies
(64 minutes) Filmmaker Byron Hurt attends this screening of Soul Food Junkies, his film that looks at the past and future of soul food—from its roots in Western Africa, to its incarnation in the American South, to its contribution to modern health crises in communities of color. The documentary also examines the socioeconomics of the modern American diet, and how the food industry profits from making calories cheap, but healthy options expensive and hard to find. 2012 Winner Best Documentary, American Black Film Festival.
Light snacks provided by Fleet Street Market. (Supplies may run out)
Panel discussion follows with:
- Sarah Buzogany, Food Access Coordinator, Baltimore City Office of Sustainability
- Denzel Mitchell, Founder and Farm Manager, Five Seeds Family Farm and Apiary
- Councilman Nick J. Mosby, 7th District Councilman, founder of the “Get Fit with Councilman Mosby” Challenge and Baltimore Ambassador for First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! Campaign
- Hasdai Westbrook, CEO/Founder, ChangingMedia and panel moderator
- Michael J. Wilson, Director, Maryland Hunger Solutions
- Naijha Wright, Restaurateur, Land of Kush
Filmmaker Byron Hurt will also be in attendance.
This program was rescheduled from December 2013.