Siler City: Bienvenido a Trabajar

This year’s 20th annual Southern Foodways Symposium focused on El Sur Latino and honored the active Southerners of El Sur Latino who chose to raise families and grow businesses in this newest of New Souths. In preparation for this weekend, SFA Pihakis Foodways Filmmaker Ava Lowrey created a short documentary about one rural community these … Continued

Laura Patricia Ramírez, Ruth Fertel Keeper of the Flame

Sixteen years ago, SFA awarded the first Ruth Fertel Keeper of the Flame Award to Bill Best, the Kentucky farmer and seed saver. To honor the legacy of Ms. Fertel, and to honor Bill Best’s commitment to biodiversity, Randy Fertel committed dollars from his family foundation, and SFA commissioned a Joe York film and feted Best here … Continued

Hugo

At the 2017 Southern Foodways Symposium this past weekend, SFA honored Houston chef Hugo Ortega with the 2017 Craig Claiborne Lifetime Achievement Award. Watch the SFA film that profiles him.

2017 Documentary Video Workshop

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

All Fried: Carolina Fish Camps

Our latest SFA documentary, All Fried: Carolina Fish Camps, explores the relationship between Charlotte’s textile mill communities and the Carolina fish camps the region has become known for.