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"Soul Food Junkies" looks at the past and future of traditional foods

Date:  June 18, 2013

Time:  7:30 pm

Summary:  The award-winning documentary "Soul Food Junkies" that looks at the soul food tradition and its relevance to Black culture will be shown on Tuesday, June 18, at 7:30 p.m. at The Enterprise Conference Center, 1922 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, Winston-Salem.

Description:

The award-winning documentary "Soul Food Junkies" that looks at the soul food tradition and its relevance to Black culture will be shown on Tuesday, June 18, at 7:30 p.m. at The Enterprise Conference Center, 1922 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, Winston-Salem.

The presentation of the 65-minute long film will be free.  Following the screening, there will be a discussion about the connection between health and healthy eating with Dr. John Card, a specialist in internal medicine at Winston-Salem Health Care, and N'Gai Dickerson, owner of the Urban Culinarian, a personal chef service.  The film is being hosted by the S. G. Atkins Community Development Corporation, Winston-Salem State University's School of Health Sciences, Wake forest School of Medicine Translational Science Institute and Psi Phi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity.  

In the documentary, filmmaker Bryon Hurt interviews soul food cooks, historians and scholars, as well as doctors, family members and everyday people as he explores both the positive and negative consequences of the soul food tradition.  He also covers the conditions that exist in many black neighborhoods, including the lack of access to healthy food options.  Additionally, he meets with pioneers in the emerging food justice movement who are encouraging communities to create sustainable and eco-friendly gardens in their areas, to advocate for healthier options in supermarkets, to support local farmers’ markets, to avoid highly processed fast foods, and to cook healthier versions of traditional soul food.


Categories:  Films, Community Connections, Health and Wellness

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