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. In soul food junkies, filmmaker byron hurt sets out to learn more about soul food and its. Hall, falls into a coma during an operation to amputate her leg, it throws the joseph family into chaos. Try lightweight, intuitive video player with subtitle. Whenever im invited for dinner or other gatherings where soul food is featured. Soul food is both a beloved part of african american culture and a leading cause behind the epidemic of diabetes, heart disease and other health issues.
Need to watch soul food junkies on your tv, phone, or tablet. Byron hurts soul food junkies makes you hungry and makes you think. Byron hurt sets out to learn more about the rich culinary tradition of soul food and its relevance to black identity. Soul food junkies dvd,filmmaker byron hurt 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. Mar 01, 2014 filmmaker byron hurt explores the upsides and downsides of soul food, a quintessential american cuisine. Awardwinning filmmaker byron hurts fascinating personal exploration of the soul food tradition, its relevance to black cultural identity, and its continuing popularity despite known health concerns. Much like the titular cuisine, soul food blends a series of savory ingredients to offer warm, generous helpings of nourishment and comfort. This documentary delves into how history has impacted the. Filmmaker byron hurt examines the soulfood tradition of black culture. Awardwinning filmmaker byron hurt offers a fascinating exploration of the soul food.
Jan 14, 20 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. Film explores africanamericans unhealthy soul food habit. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free. On imdb tv, you can catch hollywood hits and popular tv series at no cost. Sep 16, 2016 features soul food cooks, historians, doctors, and food justice movement activists who are challenging the food industry, creating sustainable gardens, and advocating for better supermarkets, more farmers markets, and healthier takes on soul food.
Soul food junkies 2012 rotten tomatoes movie trailers. Film soul food junkies examines african american cuisine. When diabetes hospitalizes her, the dinners stop and tensions among her three daughters start to break the family apart. Byron hurt shares his journey to learn more about the african american cuisine known as soul food. The documentary soul food junkies, featuring a past cookoff in muskogee, will be shown at the roxy theater. This movie was full of drama especially when all the sisters get together for dinner. After interviewing food historians, scholars, cooks, doctors, activists and consumers for his new film soul food junkies, filmmaker byron hurt. Jul 05, 2016 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 many african americans, soul food is sacrament, ritual, and a key expression. Season 14 episode 5 55m 9s baffled by his dads reluctance to change his traditional soul food diet in the face of a health crisis, filmmaker byron hurt sets. The african american culture is known for many things, music, style, and soul food. Soul food junkies is a coproduction of god bless the child productions and the independent television service itvs, and the national black programming consortium, with funding provided by the corporation for public broadcasting cpb.
Soul food junkies is a coproduction of god bless the child productions, llc and the independent television service. Soul food junkies a documentary examining the past, present, and future of soul food. In this pbs documentary, awardwinning filmmaker byron hurt shares his journey to learn more about the african american cuisine known as soul food. Through candid interviews with soul food cooks, historians, and scholars, as well as with doctors, family members, and everyday people, the. Selected individuals featured in soul food junkies jackie hurt the filmmakers father. Searching for a streaming service to buy, rent, download, or view the byron hurtdirected movie via subscription can be tricky, so. To many african americans, soul food is sacrament, ritual, and a key expression of cultural. Nonetheless, i was blown away by byron hurts soul food junkies. Soul food junkies study guide tribeca film institute.
Dvd, streaming subscription institutions only, digital site license institutions only. Soul food junkies the 2012 movie, trailers, videos and more at yidio. Keep up with the latest full episodes, articles, and much more. Mar, 20 sometimes it takes a lot of good food to keep a family together. Winner, best documentary, american black film festival 2012. As a non africanamerican watching soul food junkies on pbs the first time, i had found this documentary quite interesting and very informative. The only controversial in the movie that i can think of is stereotyping all black people to eating soul food. This film gives an interesting look at food choices in african american culture. Soul food recipes shared ahead of muskogee cookoff this.
Watch soul food junkies airing may 20, 20 on independent lens. But does this traditional cuisine do more harm to health than it soothes the soul. Apr 29, 20 soul food junkies reveals how the american culinary tradition of southern food began in west africa, spread throughout the americas during slavery and was coined soul food in the late 1960s during the civil rights movement and how fast food and processed food have replaced traditional homecooked meals in many communities. The 30 best food documentaries that you can watch right now. Large family gatherings consist of a surplus of comfort foods. Nih videocast focus on you wellness soul food junkies.
Soul food junkies 2012 stream and watch online moviefone. Finding ways to make soul food healthy and eating it in moderation allows us to continue to enjoy the food we love and live a healthy life at the same time. To many african americans, soul food is sacrament, ritual, and a key expression of cultural identity. Soul food junkies 2012 cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. Soul food junkies 2012 cast and crew filmmaker byron hurt explores the emotional and health advantages of soul food, the quintessential american cuisine. Another question that i had was regarding an apparent truncation of the soul food menu particularly within home cooking. In the documentary soul food junkies, filmmaker byron hurt sets out on a historical and culinary journey to learn more about the soul food tradition and its relevance to black cultural identity. Feb 10, 2007 but if soul food is anything its not healthy eating when you consider heavy use of frying and emphasis on starches. The film details the historical and social influences on soul food and efforts by many to change the. Soul food junkies african american culinary tradition. When ahmad simmons brandon hammond diabetic grandmother, josephine big mama joseph irma p. Soul food will also be used as the lens to investigate the dark side of the food industry and the growing food justice movement that has been born in its wake. Soul food junkies season 14 episode 5 independent lens. Soul food junkies a documentary examining the past, present, and future of soul.
George tillman says soul food is based in part on his own family, and i believe him, because he seems to know the characters so well. It knows about how black families stay in constant communication down three or four generations and out to third cousinshow when a matriarch like. Im glad that i had purchased this great documentary on dvd. 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. Soul food junkies premiering january 20 on independent lens. In this insightful cooking show twist, hurt traces black cuisine and its culture from slave times to the present using artful. Because soul food is often cooked with lots of fat, sugar and salt, it can lead to obesity and other health issues, as. Turn on looping for your embedded video so it will play over and over and over and over and over and you get the idea. Through candid interviews with soul food cooks, historians, and scholars, as well as with doctors, family members, and everyday people, the film puts this culinary tradition under the. Soul food junkies, a new film by byron hurt which will be featured on kqeds independent lens series, had its west coast premiere in oakland.
The potential problem with the delicious food is much of it is deep fried or loaded with fat. Soul food junkies explores the history and social significance of soul food to black cultural identity and its effect on african american health, good and bad. We invite you to take a look at the video below and join us both here and on facebook to share your. Questions on soul food general discussion soul food. Soul food 1 hours and 55 minutes movie 1997 matriarch mama joe has held her family together for 40 years around a sunday dinner of soul food.
Williams and tracy nia long struggle to adjust to the family matriarchs sudden absence, fall into old. Soul food is a way and a style of cooking that every culture can enjoy. Soul food junkies explores the history and social significance of soul food to black cultural identity and its. It is also a trenchant ethnography that unpacks the role of soul food in the historical resistance of african americans to slavery, jim crow and modernday racism. Soul food junkies 20 documentary on free online video. Along with viewing this video, i would also recommend reading adrian millers book, soul food. The 30 best food documentaries that you can watch right now whether youre a food politics junkie or a finedining obsessive, these flicks will help you make the most of your netflix and itunes accounts.
Filmmaker byron hurt examines the soul food tradition of black culture. Soul food will also be used as the lens to investigate the dark side of the food. Recently, we discussed the impact soul food could be having on the people we love and shared some of our thoughts on the documentary soul food junkies, which aired on television this week. If you havent seen it yet, now is your opportunity.628 1052 952 679 885 861 629 1030 1560 1053 664 805 697 1453 493 1042 441 1025 1486 953 1546 1285 395 928 699 1269 1467 324 450 964 1319 1374 550 804 1366 825 596 96 1194 291 544 778 1132 1282