SFA films document the lives of foodways practitioners, including cooks, farmers, waiters, and a wide range of other folk.
See how Juneteenth is celebrated in Natchez, Mississippi, following three generations of Black women who carry on the tradition of sharing recipes orally rather than via written instructions.
This film is by Kat Hernandez, a writer, video storyteller, and graduate journalism student at the Craig Newmark School of Journalism in New York City. She has worked with food as both a pastry chef and food journalist, and was a 2019 SFA summer film intern. Kat aspires to tell stories about the complex history and relationships individuals and communities have with food.
“Patillo’s Bar-B-Q in Beaumont, Texas, is the fourth-oldest barbecue joint in the state. You’ve probably never heard of it,” writes Daniel Vaughn. “If you told everyone in Austin that Beaumont was part of Louisiana, half of them would believe you.”
An homage to Martha Hawkins of Montgomery, Alabama, whose restaurant, Martha’s Place, serves as a modern day incarnation of the Civil Rights Movement’s beloved community ideal. Hawkins was the winner of the SFA’s 2004 Ruth Fertel Keeper of the Flame Award.