Byron Hurt is an award-winning filmmaker, activist, lecturer. But most of all he is a brother who takes on issues like sexism, misogyny, and hyper-masculinity in hip hop and pushes for broader representations of what it means to be Black and male in America.
His well-known documentary film, Hip Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes shook up popular notions about hip hop culture and the rap music industry. Hurt is currently completing a new documentary that explores another topic dear to our hearts: soul food.
Our New York-based Game Changer Fellow Tesfaye Negussie sat down with Hurt to learn about his new film “Soul Food Junkies” and what it takes to be a game changer in the film business.
To learn more about Hurt’s work, please visit his website