Pihakis Foodways Documentary Fellow Ava Lowrey will screen two films at the 19th annual Sidewalk Film Festival in Birmingham, Alabama.
Nowruz, or Persian New Year, is an annual secular festival timed to the spring equinox. Feasts served over thirteen days in March celebrate rebirth, renewal, and the rewarding complexities of life.
From souvlaki to hot dogs, baklava to snapper throats, and barbecue to meat-and-threes, the South and Greece intertwine in Alabama.
Meat-and-three, to me, it’s what brings people together. It’s who we are without forgetting our Greek roots.
“They call me the ambassador of Highlands… That means you take care of business, you do what you need to do to make people happy.”