High on the Hog

Filmmaker: Roger Ross Williams
Representative: TBD
Runtime: 4 Episodes (50 min each)

Synopsis: High On The Hog traces the moving story of a people’s survival and triumph via the food that has knit generations together and helped define the American kitchen.From Gumbo to fried chicken, our culinary journey stretches from Africa to enslavement, to the Harlem Renaissance, up to our present-day; we celebrate the courage, artistry, and resourcefulness of the African American people. This is not just an African American story; it’s an American story. A feast for all the senses.

About the Filmmaker

Roger Ross Williams is an award-winning director, producer and writer and the first African American director to win an Academy Award ®. Williams is currently in pre-production on his first scripted feature film, titled Cassandro and starring Gael García Bernal.