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Soul Food Junkies Film at Community Cinema

Jan. 7: Documentary looks at the roots of soul food in America and socioeconomics of modern American diet

Soul Food Junkies Film
Soul Food Junkies Film
Soul Food Junkies Film
Soul Food Junkies Film

Tuesday, Jan 8, 2013,  7:00p to 8:45p
at Rialto Cinemas, Sebastopol, CA

Soul Food Junkies film | see trailer
Soul food is a quintessential American cuisine, with a rich history and an abiding significance to black cultural identity. But with its core celebration of all things fried and smothered, it has also had lasting effects on African Americans – health, both for better and for worse. 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. Soul Food Junkies also looks at the socioeconomics of the modern American diet, and how the food industry profits from making calories cheap, but healthy options expensive and hard to find.

The film will be shown at Rialto Cinemas in Sebastopol ( 6868 Mckinley Ave.) and a discussion will follow the showing. More details. The event is FREE.

Missed the movie? PBS will air the movie January 14 at 10 PM.

Watch Is Soul Food a Sacrament or a Sin? on PBS. See more from Independent Lens.

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