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
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
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.
I sought out integrated spaces in Oxford for my project. Time and again one name kept popping up: the Taco Shop.
SFA launched an annual week-long Documentary Video workshop in Oxford, Mississippi, taught by Pihakis Foodways Filmmaker Ava Lowrey.
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.
This summer SFA begins a Summer Documentary Film Internship program to encourage and nurture emerging documentary filmmakers.
Filmmaker Ava Lowrey reports from Nashville, where Little Kurdistan screened at Nashville Film Festival last week.
Little Kurdistan will screen at Nashville Film Festival as part of the Tennessee First Shorts Competition. The festival takes place April 20-29, 2017.