Award Winning PBS Filmmaker, Byron Hurt, Artist in Residence at Saint Augustine’s University, August 16-21

August 20, 2012

Byron Hurt, an award winning documentary filmmaker, published writer, anti-sexist activist and lecturer, Byron Hurt, served the campus of Saint Augustine’s University as an artist-in-residence August 14 through August 21.

Invited by the University’s Department of Film & Interactive Media, Hurt screened his most publicized films, Hip Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes, which takes a critical look at hip hop and rap music through Hurt’s own eyes as a self-acclaimed fan. Soul Food Junkies, Hurt’s latest work, which celebrates the role soul food, has played in African American culture while also examining the part soul food plays in some of the African American community’s greatest health challenges.

Hurt also provided advice and instruction in multiple film courses, talked with student leaders, and screened Soul Food Junkies to faculty, staff, students and the local community. For more information on Hurt, click here.

Pictured: Hurt seen here speaking with a film class.