Byron Hurt is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, writer and anti-sexist activist. He is also former host of the Emmy-nominated series, Reel Works with Byron Hurt. His documentary, Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and broadcast nationally on PBS’ Emmy-award winning series “Independent Lens.”
Hurt’s latest film, Soul Food Junkies, won the CNN Best Documentary Award at the American Black Film Festival and Best Documentary at the Urbanworld Film Festival in New York City. Soul Food Junkies aired nationally on “Independent Lens” in January and April 2013.
A member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Hurt’s next film is called Hazing: How Badly Do You Want In?
Visit Hurt on Facebook and Twitter @byronhurt.
Abstract: Filmmaker Byron Hurt talks about his evolution as man and shows clips from his award-winning film, Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes.
This Provost’s Lecture, co-sponsored by The Department of Sociology, will be held on Monday, November 11, at 4 pm in the Charles B. Wang Center Theater.