Reel South

Soul City (Promo)

November 18, 2016 - Posted in Reel South
Soul City

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...

Bending Sticks

February 19, 2016 - Posted in Reel South by Glenn Rawls
Artist Patrick Dougherty's Rock Hill, SC installation.

The film Bending Sticks celebrates the twenty-five year career of internationally renowned environmental artist Patrick Dougherty, who has created hundreds of monumental, site-specific sculptures out of nothing more than saplings. The film follows the artist and his...

Can’t Stop the Water

February 17, 2016 - Posted in Reel South by Glenn Rawls
A homeowner stands in water surrounding her home.

Behind Hurricane Katrina and the BP oil spill, there is a much larger, more devastating problem: the loss of thousands of miles of marshlands protecting the Gulf Coast. Southeast Louisiana is the fastest disappearing landmass on earth. As its fertile lands are destroyed,...

Counter Histories: Rock Hill

February 13, 2016 - Posted in Reel South by Glenn Rawls
Actors recreate the Friendship 9 at the lunch counter.

Counter Histories: Rock Hill brings 1961 to life through the lives and words of the Friendship 9 whose actions ignited a passion that rose into the famed Freedom Rides, bringing the United States closer to major Civil rights reform. The film airs Thursday, February 18th at...

Cotton Road

February 5, 2016 - Posted in Reel South
Farmer Brown points out a cotton bloom and a cotton square.

The film Cotton Road follows cotton from South Carolina farms to Chinese factories to illuminate the work and industrial processes in a global supply chain. It airs Thursday, February 11th at 8:00 p.m. on South Carolina ETV. Americans consume nearly 20 billion new items of...

Tommy! The Dreams I Keep Inside Me

January 28, 2016 - Posted in Reel South by Glenn Rawls
Tommy working his day job

TOMMY! The Dreams I Keep Inside Me is a touching film about Tommy Onorato, a 60 year-old man with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and the life-long dream of singing with a Big Band. Armed with his golden voice and his All-American optimism, Tommy embarks on a quest to...

The Last Barn Dance (Promo)

January 25, 2016 - Posted in Reel South by Glenn Rawls
dancing at the barn dance

The Last Barn Dance is a short film that follows a dairy farmer's plight to save his farm and a barn-dance tradition his family started nearly 50 years ago. Randy Lewis has seen almost every other family farm close its doors in Alamance County, North Carolina. With rising...

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