I am happy to announce that the Emmy award-winning PBS series Independent Lens has officially selected Soul Food Junkies for a national television broadcast during its 2012-13 season!
To put this news into context, each year, more than 700 independent filmmakers submit their films to Independent Lens and only 25 films are chosen for broadcast. I am so glad we made the cut!!
Here’s what Independent Lens Senior Series Producer Lois Vossen has to say about the documentary:
“I am extremely pleased that Independent Lens will be the broadcast partner for Soul Food Junkies. We had a great time working with Byron on his last film Hip Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes and this film promises to be just as successful. Our 2012-13 season is an incredible slate of programs and we’re really excited to include Soul Food Junkies in that esteemed list. I love what the film is saying, and believe it will raise the level of discourse on this important issue and feed (pun intended!) the dialogue about food disparity in communities of color.”
This is quite an honor. It’s been a challenging 2 ½ years creating Soul Food Junkies and I’ve learned a lot as a filmmaker during this project. It is affirming to know that our film will be seen by a national viewing audience.