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  • Jun 17, 2016
    Byron Hurt Documentary Filmmaker updated Status

    Thank you to Cindy Waitt, the Kind World Foundation, & the Waitt Institute for Violence Prevention for funding @byronhurt doc HAZING!

  • Apr 03, 2016
    Byron Hurt Documentary Filmmaker updated Photo

    I am happy to announce that the National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC) is the latest funding organization to fund HAZING! NPBC has funded my previous films, I Am A Man: Black Masculinity in America, Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes, Barack & Curtis, If Five-0 Shoots, and Soul Food Junkies. They continue to be an important and vital institution that provides much needed financial support to filmmakers of color. I am thrilled that they have chosen, once again, to support me and my vision. Thank you to Leslie Fields, Kay Shaw, Lisa Durden, and everyone at NBPC. With the help and support of my amazing production team, this will be my best film yet! Trust.

  • Mar 25, 2016
    Byron Hurt Documentary Filmmaker updated Status

    I have type 1 diabetes. Doctors diagnosed me with the disease in the first week of January 2012. It's one reason why Phife's death hit me so hard. His indelible mark on hip-hop, and on my life, the other. Type 1 diabetes is very difficult to live with but it is manageable when you eat right, exercise regularly, and keep your blood sugar levels within normal range. My doctors were shocked to discover I had type 1 diabetes. I didn't fit the "profile," and type 1, formerly known as juvenile diabetes, typically occurs in children. Adults my age rarely get type 1. More than one doctor said that my getting Type 1 diabetes was like walking down the street and being struck by lightning. Regardless, I have it, and I live with it daily. Ironically, it was an interview that I conducted with a subject for Soul Food Junkies that helped me to recognize my symptoms. They were: blurred vision, dry mouth, an unquenchable thirst, constant fatigue, loss of weight, and frequent urination. If you have any of those symptoms, please go to the doctor and get checked out. Who knows when or why I will die. But in 2012, I promised myself, the moment reality sunk in, that I'd do everything in my power to live as long and as a healthy a lifestyle as humanly possible. As of right now, my blood sugar levels are well-managed, and I lead a very healthy, active lifestyle. I intend to continue living that way. #RIPPhifeDawg

  • Feb 26, 2016
    Soul Food JunkiesBrookhaven National Laboratory

    Byron Hurt will be screening Soul Food Junkies this Friday, Feb. 26th, at Brookhaven National Laboratory, Berkner Hall, Upton, NY.

  • Feb 24, 2016
    Byron Hurt at Framingham State UniversityFramingham, MA

    Byron Hurt shows Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes. A community conversation will follow the film screening. Free and open to the public.

  • Dec 12, 2015
    Byron Hurt on Fox NewsPhiladelphia, PA

  • Soul Food Junkies

    A documentary film about food, family, and tradition.

  • Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes

    A riveting examination of manhood, sexism, and homophobia in Hip-Hop culture.

  • I Am A Man: Black
    Masculinity in America

    This classic film explores what it means to be a black man in America.

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