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Film: Chi Mai

Mai Nguyen opened the restaurant Ba Mien in New Orleans East in late 2001 after traveling Vietnam to collect dishes and repertoires from various regions.

Hostesses of the Movement

This week’s Gravy podcast looks at hostesses of the Civil Rights Movement. They were school teachers, church ladies and club women who were not direct in their assault of segregation, but nonetheless played a vital role in the change that was to come.

Sidewalk Screens SFA Films

Pihakis Foodways Documentary Fellow Ava Lowrey will screen two films at the 19th annual Sidewalk Film Festival in Birmingham, Alabama.

Song of El Sur

As Mexicans have made the South their permanent, instead of temporary, home, more tunes are beginning to incorporate it as a setting.

SFA at Music to Your Mouth

Join SFA for two events at the 2017 Music to Your Mouth festival November 16-19 in Bluffton, South Carolina.

2017 Documentary Video Workshop

SFA launched an annual week-long Documentary Video workshop in Oxford, Mississippi, taught by Pihakis Foodways Filmmaker Ava Lowrey.

You Are Welcome Here

We wanted the sign state not that all are welcome, but that you are welcome.

Distilled Identity

“I rotated the Plantation Pineapple bottle in my hands. The name dug at me.”