To many African Americans, soul food is sacrament, ritual, and a key expression of cultural identity. But does this traditional cuisine do more harm to health than it soothes the soul?
On Thursday, January 17th, The Crawford Family Forum continued its 2012-2013 partnership with Community Cinema to bring you Soul Food Junkies, a documentary film that explores that very question through candid conversations with interviewees ranging from soul food cooks, historians, and scholars to doctors, family members, and everyday people. A moderated conversation with SFJ filmmaker Byron Hurt and Social Justice Learning Institute executive director D’Artagnan Scorza followed the screening. KPCC online news editor Tony Pierce moderated.
*Pre-program reception featured samplings from L.A. vegan eatery “Stuff I Eat”, who provided small bites of macaroni&cheese, black-eyed peas, collard greens, potato salad, and BBQ tofu.
Watch the trailer HERE.
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