Interview with Filmmaker Byron Hurt


Describing himself as "more than a filmmaker," Byron Hurt is an anti-sexist activist who provides cutting-edge male leadership, expert analysis, keynote addresses, and workshop facilitation in the field of sexual and gender violence prevention and education. His latest film "Soul food Junkies," looks at the links between African-American identity and "soul food," much of which is high in fat and calories. Hurt's father died of pancreatic cancer, and this type of high-fat diet is a risk factor for the illness.

"Soul Food Junkies" premieres on PBS's Independent Lens, which will be shown on WILL-TV Channel 12 at 9 pm on January 14, 2013.