Film, Video Homegrown Foodways in West Virginia: Foraging and Relations with Jonathan Hall

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Title

  • Homegrown Foodways in West Virginia: Foraging and Relations with Jonathan Hall

Summary

  • Kicking off the American Folklife Center's Homegrown Foodways in West Virginia film series and panel discussion program is the film, Foraging and Relations with Jonathan Hall. In this first film of the series, co-produced with the West Virginia State Folklorist, Emily Hilliard, and Mike Costello and Amy Dawson of West Virginia's Lost Creek Farm, filmmakers Costello and Dawson are joined by fellow hunter and forager Jonathan Hall as they sustainably harvest and preserve ramps. Jonathan reflects on the experience of being a Black outdoorsman hunting and foraging in virtually all-white spaces in rural West Virginia, discussing how racism has created unique barriers to entry to the practice of outdoor foodways traditions in Appalachia. As a teacher to his friends, to his children, and professionally, as a geography professor at West Virginia University, Jonathan uses wild food to educate about the conservation of the resources that sustain us, informed by the ethos of "relations" that has guided Indigenous communities for thousands of years before white settlers arrived in Appalachia.

Event Date

  • August 18, 2021

Running Time

  • 31 minutes 9 seconds

Online Format

  • video
  • image
  • online text

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