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Red Wolf Revival

Red Wolf Revival

Red Wolf Revival by Roshan Patel and Madison McClintock

Three decades ago, the nearly extinct red wolf was reintroduced in North Carolina. While this flagship conservation effort paved the way for reintroducing several other species across the country, today fewer than 100 wild red wolves remain—and their fate hinges on significant biological, political, cultural and economic challenges.

Shake Em On Down

Shake Em On Down

Shake ’Em On Down: The Blues According to Fred McDowell by Joe York

Through interviews and never-before-seen footage, delight in the story of Mississippi sharecropper Fred McDowell, the godfather of the North Mississippi style of blues, who was first recorded by Alan Lomax in 1959, traveled to Europe with the Rolling Stones in the mid-1960s, mentored Bonnie Raitt, and influenced the music of RL Burnside, Taj Mahal, the North Mississippi All Stars and many others. (60 min.)

The Exceptionally Extraordinary Emporium

The Exceptionally Extraordinary Emporium

The Exceptionally Extraordinary Emporium by Lindsey Phillips and Lauren Domino

Come along with colorful characters carrying on a cherished Mardi Gras tradition as they gather at the epicenter of all things costuming—the family-owned Jefferson Variety fabric and craft store. The film highlights the creativity and personal expression linked in the cultural identity and narrative of New Orleans and provides a deeper look into the significance of costuming and the carnival season. (30 min.)

The State of Eugenics

The State of Eugenics

The State of Eugenics by Dawn Sinclair Shapiro

Between 1933 and 1974, the state of North Carolina ran one of the most aggressive eugenics programs, sterilizing more than 7,600 men, women and children. This film follows the journey of survivors, legislators and journalists who insist the state confront its role in the tragic, forced sterilization of thousands of Americans thought to have “undesirable” genetics. (60 min.)

Soul City

Soul City

Soul City by Monica Berra, SheRea DelSol and Gini Richards

Learn the story of a group of civil rights activists who attempted to build a multiracial utopia—Soul City—in the heart of North Carolina’s Klan country during the 1970s. Rich archival material, interviews with former and current Soul City residents, animation and soulful rhythms of the era bring alive the vision of founder Floyd B. McKissick and his band of idealists who, despite the odds stacked against them, risked it all to build the city of their dreams. (30 min.)

Enduring Legacy

Enduring Legacy

An Enduring Legacy: Louisiana’s Croatian-Americans by James V. Catano

Little known even in their home state, the Croatians of Lower Plaquemines Parish have used grit and determination to build an oystering industry that has made Louisiana famous. Follow the lives of four people who embody the 150-year Croatian experience in Louisiana and share in the history of this unique tight-knit community. (30 min.)

Private Violence

Private Violence

Private Violence by Cynthia Hill

With at least four women murdered each day by abusive (and often, ex) partners, a woman in America is most in danger in her own home. Witness the complex realities of intimate partner violence through the eyes of two survivors: Deanna Walters, a mother seeking justice for her estranged husband’s crimes against her, and victims’ advocate Kit Gruelle. Executive produced by Gloria Steinem. (60 min.)

120 Days

120 Days

120 Days by Ted Roach

Due to his immigration status, family man Miguel Cortes must make a tough choice. After an unexpected traffic stop, a North Carolina judge has offered Miguel 120 days to get his affairs in order and self-deport to Mexico—leaving his wife and two daughters behind. Will he leave for Mexico or disappear into the shadows in his adopted homeland? (60 min.)

Overburden

Overbruden

Overburden by Chad A. Stevens

Meet two unforgettable women—a fiery, pro-coal right-winger and a tenacious, environmentalist grandmother—whose lives collide when a mine disaster shatters their community. Filmed over seven years, the pair’s courageous story underscores the need for reconciliation as they take on a rogue industry to help heal their Appalachian Mountain community. (60 min.)

Drought Conditions Lead to Wildfire Spreading In SC Upstate, Air Quality Concerns

By K. Park

Wildfires on Pinnacle Mountain in the Piedmont

Wildfires have been spreading throughout the Southeast, creating concerns for the upstate of South Carolina, where a dry summer and fall have led to a prolonged drought.

The fire, which began in North Carolina, Georgia and Tennessee, has led to evacuations in those states and is currently only 15 percent contained. Rebecca Hersher of SC Public Radio reports that many of the blazes are under investigation for being caused by arson.

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