Soul Food Junkies
A Film About Family, Food & Tradition

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Mia

I will share with my family. Sometimes if media reiterates your point of view its better received.

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Anonymous

Very informative. it wasn't boring as some documentaries ar.

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Rachel

This film really illustrates the issue of health versus tradition; soul food is deeply-rooted in African-American cultures and is a significant part of the culture, but when its effects can cause such serious health problems, giving it up becomes a difficult choice to make.

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