Thursday, June 17

NEW SFA FILM PROJECT DISCUSSED IN "THE ATLANTIC"

Photo by Rien Fertel for the SFA via The Atlantic


Vanessa Gregory talks to the SFA's resident filmmaker, Joe York, about his current project, Southern Food: The Movie on The Atlantic's blog:


This April, in a river swamp near Wewahitchka, Florida, Joe York filmed a beekeeper named Ben Lanier as he stood under a towering white Tupelo gum tree. Surrounded by the fierce greenery of a Southern spring, Lanier explained that the tree's blossoms last for just two weeks, and they are the only source of a prized, light-colored honey his family has harvested since 1898. "I grew up in a beehive," Lanier says.

For seven years, York has made short films on a shoestring about people like Lanier—farmers, barbecue pitmasters, pie bakers, cheesemakers, and fry cooks—who live and work in the South. 



Read the rest of the article here.