Reel South

ETV Program Highlights for October 2017

September 25, 2017 - Posted in Education by Bette Jamison
Photo from Reel South: 120 Days

ETV presents programs of interest to teachers and students! In October, ETV features a revealing story about Edgar Allan Poe , specials for National Disability & Down Syndrome Awareness Month and new PBS Kids programs for Bully Prevention Month and Halloween. Don’t miss...

Shake Em On Down

November 18, 2016 - 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...

Enduring Legacy

November 18, 2016 - Posted in SCETV Presents
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...

Red Wolf Revival

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

November 18, 2016 - Posted in SCETV
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...

120 Days

November 18, 2016 - Posted in Reel South by Ted Roach
120 Days

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...

The Exceptionally Extraordinary Emporium

November 18, 2016 - Posted in SCETV
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

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

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

November 18, 2016 - Posted in SCETV
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...

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...

Soul City

November 18, 2016 - Posted in SCETV
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...

REEL SOUTH Season Two Preview

November 17, 2016 - Posted in SCETV by Amy Shumaker
Darius Rucker

REEL SOUTH, the public television series spotlighting documentary films steeped in Southern flavor, will return with an expanded season and a new host—platinum-selling, Grammy-winning recording artist Darius Rucker. The series, a coproduction of UNC-TV, South Carolina ETV...

Bending Sticks

February 19, 2016 - Posted in SCETV 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 SCETV 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,...

Pages