The weekly series held two high profile events at the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour in Los Angeles, featuring Byron Hurt’s new film Soul Food Junkies and the landmark, two-part series Half the Sky.
PBS held court for two days at the Beverly Hilton, as they unveiled Public Television’s upcoming fall lineup for the critics.
Series Producer Lois Vossen moderated a panel on the film with Hurt, who was joined by IL host Mary-Louise Parker; and legendary comedian and activist Dick Gregory (who appears in the film). Soul Food Junkies will premiere next season on Independent Lens.
Check out the film’s trailer below:
The panel featured Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn (whose best-selling book inspired the series) along with actors Meg Ryan, Diane Lane, America Ferrera, executive producer Maro Chermayeff, and Urmi Basu (an agent of change featured in the film).
See the Half the Sky trailer below:
Video from Press Tour featuring Half the Sky participants, as well as the panel representing Soul Food Junkies will be available soon.
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