New DVD: “Soul Food Junkies”

April 10, 2013


We recently added “Soul Food Junkies” to the DBRL collection. The film played in January on the PBS series Independent Lens and filmmaker Byron Hurt made a local appearance in February to promote the film. Here’s a synopsis from our catalog:

Filmmaker Byron Hurt looks at the past and future of soul food, covering its roots in Western Africa, its incarnation in the American South, and the role it plays in the health crisis in the African American community. Examines the socioeconomic of the modern American diet, and how the food industry profits from producing cheap calories while healthy options remain expensive and hard to find.

Check out the film trailer or the official film site for more info.

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