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  • Oct 19, 2021
    Byron Hurt Documentary Filmmaker

    This has been under wraps for several months but I never announce a film project until the ink is dried and the money is in the bank. Both have happened, so now I can safely announce my new film project, fully funded by PBS NOVA, and GBH in Boston. The name of my newest film venture is tentatively entitled, "Looking for Lee and Liza." It's a science-based story that centers on my paternal family's search, using DNA testing, to learn more about our family's ancestry, including our oldest known patriarch and matriarch, Lee Hurt and Liza Waller, two mythical figures who sit atop our family tree. I thank my Hurt-Waller family members for allowing me to document this journey, launched by our family's ancestry committee. The film will air on PBS NOVA in late 2022. If you are familiar with my work as a documentary filmmaker, you know that I typically direct films in which there is some kind of personal connection. This film cannot be any more personal for me. This is family. Through my family's highly organized and fun-filled reunion, the broader story and history of Black family reunions will also be told. Because this is a fully funded documentary (which means I don't have to raise any additional money for it), this film will be delivered to PBS NOVA by the end of the summer. It's a tight production schedule. On that note, I'll be spending less and less time here on FB and on social media and will spend the majority of my time working on this and various film projects that I am developing, and finishing. More great news from me and my company God Bless the Child Productions is on the way! Mad love to everyone who supports my film work. I greatly appreciate you! Love, B. Hurt *Looking For Lee and Liza poster image created by Qiuchen Cao.

  • Oct 19, 2021
    Byron Hurt Documentary Filmmaker

    Byron Hurt Announces his Next Documentary Film! -

  • Sep 29, 2021
    Byron Hurt Documentary Filmmaker

    HAZING to Broadcast Nationally on PBS' Independent Lens! -

  • Apr 29, 2021
    Media, Movies & Masculinity: Using Film to Disrupt Rape CultureEverywhere

    Join the Omicron Chi Ques for a discussion with Aishah Shahidah Simmons, Shaunelle Curry, Don McPherson, and Jackson Katz. Moderated by yours truly. Thursday, April 29th, from 7pm to 8:30 pm! Please spread the word!! @afrolez @shangiliameansjoy @jacksontkatz @donmcpherson9 Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_gTQPPPLMSuWfmiyPa2oaCQ

  • Apr 21, 2021
    Soul Food Junkies at the Smithsonian Museum!Smithsonian's Anacostia Community Museum

    Don't miss a virtual screening of my film, Soul Food Junkies at the Smithsonian Museum THIS WEDNESDAY, April 21st, 6:30pm to 8:30pm EST. In this discussion, we’ll relate themes of health and culture to the movement for food justice in DC and our new exhibition "Food for the People."

  • Nov 18, 2020
    A Conversation with Turquoise Elfcup filmmakers / Free Zoom / 9:00PMCucalorus

    JOIN US tonight for the @cucalorus Festival as I engage filmmakers: Dorian Emerson (Negros), Ash Goh Hua (You Are Free), Kelly Whalen (When the Waters Get Deep), and Jun Bae (Turf Nation) in a Q&A discussion about their films. Watch their work virtually at cucalorus.org and then swing through the virtual Q&A session at 9 pm tonight. See you there!

  • Soul Food Junkies

    A documentary film about food, family, and tradition.

  • Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes

    A riveting examination of manhood, sexism, and homophobia in Hip-Hop culture.

  • I Am A Man: Black
    Masculinity in America

    This classic film explores what it means to be a black man in America.

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