America loves Southern food, but there’s plenty of confusion and heartache wrapped up in this comfort cuisine. The Land of Fish & Grits is an episodic series and live experience guided in the flyest way possible by Justin Robinson and Gabrielle Eitienne. Robinson is a seasoned botanist, chef, and Grammy-winning musician (Carolina Chocolate Drops), searching for his Southern Black roots after growing up in a strict religious tradition and attending mostly white schools. Eitienne left a burgeoning career in the NYC fashion industry to return home to North Carolina and reconnect with her family’s land, traditions and Indigenous roots. Far from a bitter, abstract accounting, this six-part episodic series will be developed in part through live screening events in Black and Indigenous communities, Southern and beyond, growing audiences through conversation and collective healing.
Justin Robinson – Series Host, Creator
Gabrielle Eitienne – Co-Host, Writer
Lana Garland – Producer, Writer
Vivette Jeﬀries Logan, Producer