Flatirons Food Film Festival

Short Films: Keepers of Black American Food Culture

Expired February 6, 2021 6:59 AM
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Introduction by Melissa Booth Hall, Managing Director of the Southern Foodways Alliance

Keepers of Black American Food Culture is a selection of short films from the Southern Foodways Alliance (SFA). Based out of the University of Mississippi’s Center for the Study of Southern Culture, SFA serves as progressive and inclusive catalysts for the greater South, documenting and studying important vessels of diverse food cultures in the form of films and podcasts to student projects.

Celebrate Black History Month with us with a series of stories that feature the great feasts and flavors of seven Black American culinary personalities. The seven films shine as examples of the hard work put forth in both preserving and inspiring Black American food culture. After the films, Adrian Miller, subject of Table of Ideas, will discuss the collection with Filmmaker Joe York, who directed many of the films.

For live viewers:

  • 6:30 pm Program begins/ Introduction
  • 6:40 pm Short films
  • 7:20-7:50 pm Live Discussion with Q&A

Those watching after the live events have occurred may do so at their convenience. A recording of the live discussion will be available to begin streaming until midnight on February 5th.

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  • R Gallery in Boulder is showing an in-person and online exhibit of art by Colorado artists inspired by Festival films.

Along the Mississippi River and southeast border of Louisiana sits the small Mississippi town of Natchez. It is the home of proud black women chefs, who for centuries have been the backbone of its society. The stories of this land are woven within generations of cooking that informs Jarita Frazier King, founder of the Natchez Heritage School of Cooking and owner of one of the only female black-owned restaurants in Natchez.

  • Runtime
    6 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Filmmaker
    Kat Hernandez