- Award-Winning Filmmaker | Writer | Activist | Lecturer
- Location: Plainfield, New Jersey, United States
- Gender: Male
Byron Hurt is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, published writer, anti-sexist activist, and lecturer. His most recent film, Soul Food Junkies (SFJ), explores the history and social significance of soul food to black cultural identity and its effect on African American health, good and bad. SFJ won best documentary at the 2012 Urban World Film Festival, and CNN Best Documentary at the 2012 American Black Film Festival. SFJ aired nationally in January 2013 on the PBS series Independent Lens, and Shadow and Act named it one of 2012's best in Black Cinema. His documentary, "Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes" (BBR), premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and was later broadcast on the PBS series Independent Lens. In 2010, MSNBC's TheGrio.com named BBR one of the "Top 10 Most Important African-American Themed Films of the Decade." Hurt's writing has been published in several anthologies and in the media he has been covered by The New York Times, NPR, CNN, & many other outlets.