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Documentary Series REEL SOUTH Returns for Season Three

January 31, 2018 - Posted in Reel South
Darius Ricker

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Documentary Series REEL SOUTH Returns for Season Three Darius Rucker Hosts New Season Premiering on WORLD Channel Sunday, March 11, 2018 February 9, 2018 — REEL SOUTH , the public television series showcasing documentaries rooted in the tradition of...

Honky Tonk Heaven (Promo)

January 19, 2018 - Posted in Reel South by Brenda Greene Mitchell
Honky Tonk Heaven with Dale Watson and James Hand

Brimming with cowboy boots, country music, and longneck beers, Honky Tonk Heaven is a toe-tapping tour of this legendary Texas dancehall. With fifty years under its belt, the Broken Spoke has endured Austin’s rapid growth and skyrocketing rents. Beyond the story of its...

Driven Blind (Full Episode)

January 18, 2018 - Posted in Reel South
Drone shot of Dan Parker

Dan Parker, a world champion drag racer, struggles to adjust to his new reality after he is blinded in a fiery racing accident. Though visually impaired, Dan has not given up his love of working with his hands, or his love of racing. Driven Blind follows Dan’s single-minded...

See the Keepers (Promo)

January 18, 2018 - Posted in Reel South by Sara Kaye Larson and Joann Self Selvidge
Richard Meeks

With unprecedented behind-the-scenes access at the Memphis Zoo, See the Keepers gets up close and personal with big cats, penguins, snakes, Komodo dragons, and their human caretakers. When Kofi the giraffe faces an uncertain future, the film bears witness to the complexity...

120 Days (Full Episode)

January 18, 2018 - Posted in Reel South by Ted Roach
120 Days

After an unexpected traffic stop, family man Miguel Cortes faces an agonizing decision. Due to his immigration status, a North Carolina judge has offered Miguel 120 Days to get his affairs in order and self-deport to Mexico. Will Miguel return to Mexico, leaving his wife...

62 Days (Full Episode)

January 18, 2018 - Posted in Reel South by Rebecca Haimowitz
Marlise Muñoz

Marlise Muñoz was 33 years old and 14 weeks pregnant when she suffered a pulmonary embolism and was pronounced brain-dead. Due to a little-known Texas law, the Muñoz family was forced to keep Marlise on life support against her wishes. 62 Days follows the Muñoz family’s...

An Enduring Legacy: Louisiana’s Croatian-Americans (Full Episode)

January 8, 2018 - Posted in Reel South by James V. Catano
Enduring Legacy

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...

Shake Em On Down (Full Episode)

January 8, 2018 - Posted in Reel South by Joe York
Shake Em On Down

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...

Red Wolf Revival (Promo)

November 18, 2016 - Posted in Reel South by Roshan Patel and Madison McClintock
Red Wolf Revival

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...

Private Violence (Promo)

November 18, 2016 - Posted in Reel South by Cynthia Hill
Private Violence

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...

The Exceptionally Extraordinary Emporium (Promo)

November 18, 2016 - Posted in Reel South
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 State of Eugenics (Promo)

November 18, 2016 - Posted in Reel South by Dawn Sinclair Shapiro
The State of Eugenics

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...

Deep Run (Promo)

November 18, 2016 - Posted in Reel South by Hillevi Loven
Deep Run

Exiled by family and rejected by an ex, 17-year-old Jasmine finds new love and the courage to become Cole, a strong-willed transgender man, in this powerful verité portrait of trans life in rural North Carolina. Cole’s candid humor and steadfast Christian beliefs counter...

Overburden (Promo)

November 18, 2016 - Posted in Reel South by Chad A. Stevens
Overbruden

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...

Eat White Dirt

November 18, 2016 - Posted in Reel South by Adam Forrester
Eat White Dirt

Discover the oddly spellbinding personal, cultural and scientific history of the deeply transgressive and often misunderstood practice of consuming earth, a phenomenon known as geophagy. The film collects and combines the experiences, processes and explanations of people...

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