Screening and Talk with Soul Food Junkies Director Byron Hurt

Soul food photo by Jennifer Woodard MaderazoOn Wednesday, Dec. 5, fellows of the Colin Powell Center will cosponsor the award-winning documentary Soul Food Junkies. The screening will include a talk with director/activist Byron Hurt. Soul Food Junkies will take place at 6:30 p.m. in NAC 1/202. RSVP to workshop@twn.org.WHAT: Documentary Screening: Soul Food JunkiesWHEN: Wednesday, December 5, 6:30 p.m. WHERE: CCNY campus, North Academic Building (NAC), Lecture Hall 1-202 RSVP: workshop@twn.org

Soul Food Junkies won Best Documentary Feature Awards at the Urbanworld Film Festival and the American Black Film Festival. The film documents the journey director Byron Hurt takes to learn about the African-American cuisine and culture. Baffled by his father's unwillingness to change his traditional diet in the face of a health crisis, Hurt sets out to explore soul food and its relevance to black cultural identity. In a film that looks at history, class, racism, health, food access, culture, and family, Soul Food Junkies is humorous and heartfelt.

After the screening, director/activist Byron Hurt will discuss how he produced the film and its impact on his own life and others. The CCNY Screening of Soul Food Junkies is cosponsored by Third World Newsreel and the following City College departments and organizations: Media and Communication Arts, the Colin L. Powell Center for Leadership and Service, the Medical Career Success Program—Black Male Initiative at the Sophie Davis School of Bio-Medical Education, and the Black Documentary Collective.

The film will be introduced by students representing the Colin Powell Center and the Medical Career Success Program - Black Male Initiative at the Sophie Davis School of Bio-Medical Education.