COME GET YOUR FILL OF CULTURE:
SATURDAY, AUGUST 6 | 5PM | THEATRESQUARED - WALKER/COMMONS
Arkansas Soul Media will wrap up its FEED THE CULTURE foodways / film exhibit on closing night, Saturday August 6th at 5pm, where we will screen four documentary films from Womxn and BIPOC that explore foodways in Northwest Arkansas, the state and surrounding regions.
The closing night exhibit will include food, artwork from the Feed the Culture exhibit, a soundbooth to record food memories, access to the Commons bar and some jams from DJ ALSPIN on the ones and twos.
Curated by celebrated documentary filmmaker Colleen Thurston, this screening event will feature the following filmmakers and influencers: Jeremy Tran & Shane White, Neba Evans, Andy Sarjahani and Brooke Bierhaus.
SCREENING: ARKANSAS FLAVOURS | EP. 1
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SCREENING: A PART OF THE NEST
A Part of the Nest is about community. This heartwarming profile of prominent executive chef, Matthew McClure, describes his perspective about the evolving historic city of Bentonville, Arkansas, and how he wants his food to fit within that environment. He, his cuisine, and The Hive act as a connector to the community and its diverse population, as well as becoming an instrument of hope for its residents during the pandemic.
ABOUT THE FILMMAKER:
Neba Evans is a television producer and program coordinator with a passion to produce impactful and engaging content. Working with BIPOC digital media platform, Arkansas Soul, Black Entertainment Television (BET), and as a producer at Arkansas PBS, she has produced and directed numerous projects, including Arkansas PBS’s “Rise and Shine” program, an educational television series that boost summer learning for K-5 grade students.
She hopes to continue building purposeful connections and share diverse perspectives to help shape a complete narrative of the nation.
SCREENING: TO THE BONE
After two solo transcendental experiences in the Ozark National Forest near his home, a naturalist and bowhunter reflects on the Cycle of Life in the aftermath of an animal harvest.
ABOUT THE FILMMAKER:
Andy Sarjahani is an American-Iranian documentary filmmaker and cinematographer raised in the Ozarks of Arkansas. He is interested in people, our relationship to place and how that shapes our worldview. He holds an MS in Sustainable Agriculture/Food Systems and left academia in 2012 to tell stories with a camera.
He worked on the critically acclaimed documentary Tower (2016) and has worked as a documentary cinematographer for VICE, Al Jazeera, and Story Syndicate. His personal work has been supported by ITVS, DOC NYC, New Orleans Film Society, Arkansas PBS, Fayetteville Film Fest, Arkansas Humanities Council, Asian Doc Network, Video Consortium, and Antenna.
He occasionally re-watches Cool Hand Luke, and Thelma and Louise with his dog, June.
SCREENING: REGENERATION OF LAND AND CULTURE
An intimate story of the buffalo as both a solution to combat climate change, and a symbol of Indigenous power, healing, and prosperity. Quapaw Nation of Oklahoma is a leading force in Native food sovereignty and ancestral farming. This is their story. Featuring: Quapaw Nation’s Chairman Joseph Tali Byrd, Grace Goodeagle, Bill Griffin, Michelle Bowden, Mitch Albright, and Guy Barker.
ABOUT THE FILMMAKER:
Brooke Bierhaus is an award-winning Documentary Filmmaker, Television host, and Producer/Editor. Brooke combines her talent in front of the camera with her creative eye behind the lens. Her work has been featured on PBS, Vox Media, NBC Sports, ABC Australia, National Geographic TopShot, at SXSW 2022, in Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, and more. She has made a name for herself in the coffee community as an expert in global coffee culture.
Brooke’s first feature film, “The Connected Cup” uncovers the “global language of coffee and tea as a means for cross-cultural human connection.” Brooke is currently finishing her Masters in Anthropology at the University of Arkansas.
She is co-owner of a new vegan coffee shop in Bentonville called Third Space Coffee. To follow her work visit: bierhauscreative.com or @itsbrookebierhaus on Instagram.
There is one more week to enjoy the artwork for the Feed the Culture exhibit in Springdale at 214 by CACHE (214 S. Main). In this indoor exhibit space, we highlight food memories, cherished recipes and all the ways food becomes part of culture -- all the way up to Saturday, August 6!
You can be a part of the exhibit too! Share your favorite food memory or a special recipe right here or on Reimagine Arkansas (our exhibit partner), and your story/share could be added to the "Feed the Culture" Foodways mini documentary, premiering at our closing event.
SHARE YOUR FOOD MEMORY OR RECIPE!