Soul Food Junkies

"The most important thing is that people complicate their understanding of what Soul Food is because it is easy to say that it is the bane of African American health."  - Bryant Terry, Author of "Vegan Soul Kitchen" 

Soul Food Junkies: A Documentary by Byron Hurt

 Join Independent Lens on a culinary journey to understand a quintessential American cuisine: Soul Food. Filmmaker Byron Hurt examines the rich history and social significance of foods tied closely to black cultural identity as well as their health implications on the modern American diet. Join Hurt as he investigates the ups and downs of Soul Food and a growing food justice movement to make healthier foods more affordable and accessible. Watch a preview of Soul Food Junkies below.

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Interview with Soul Food Junkies Director Byron Hurt

Interview with Soul Food Junkies Director Byron Hurt

Read the interview with Soul Food Junkies director Byron Hurt.

Can Food Deserts Become Oases?

Can Food Deserts Become Oases?

Is hope more than a mirage when it comes to America's food deserts?

And The Winner is…

And The Winner is…

Meet the Independent Lens Healthy Soul Food Recipe contest winner!

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