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The SFA’s films celebrate the people and places who enrich the landscape of Southern food and culture.



Birmingham-based filmmaker Jessica Chriesman highlights the synergy between the Greek notion of philoxenia (“friend of the stranger”) and Southern hospitality, as expressed through the city’s Greek-owned restaurants. Through hot dog vendors and James Beard award nominees, she explores the enduring influence of Greek immigrants on Birmingham’s culture and cuisine.

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