|Good Meat, a new film co-produced by Sam Hurst, captures a glimpse of the obestiy epidemic faced by Native Americans today. "Forty percent of the Oglala Lakota people are already struggling with obesity, diabetes and heart disease," says Hurst. "This is not a marginal issue for them." Part of this statistic--and star of Good Meat--is Beau LeBeau (Oglala Lakota).
LeBeau is remembered on the Pine Ridge Reservation as one of the best high school star athletes to ever come out of South Dakota. After years of poor diet options and exercise, LeBeau decides to lose weight by choosing a traditional Indigenous diet centered around buffalo. The lean, high protein buffalo meat allows LeBeau to rapidly shed pounds while consulting with a physician and nutritionist.
Hurst has worked extensively in the television industry and as a documentary filmmaker for almost 30 years. "I was a producer for some time with NBC based in Los Angeles," stated Hurst. Recently, he is more involved in writing, especially for his website, dakotaday.com. To find out more about Good Meat and Sam Hurst, select one of the following links below:
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