Beyond Barbados: From Whence They Came, Part 6

June 17, 2019 - Posted in Culture by David Sanford Adams

Gullah is the blending of all the cultures that came together during that horrible time in human history called the Transatlantic Slave Trade. The connection between Barbados and South Carolina is still prevalent today, especially in the Lowcountry: everything from the...

"Charlie's Place" wins Emmy award

June 17, 2019 - Posted in Culture
Emmy Award

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Southeast chapter on Saturday held the 45th Annual Southeast Emmy Awards ceremony in Buckhead, Ga. At the event, South Carolina Educational Television (SCETV) received an Emmy award for Best Historical/...

Beyond Barbados: A Cultural Hearth, Part 5

June 14, 2019 - Posted in Culture by David Sanford Adams
The Chattel House

The success of Barbados, Carolina, America, the New World for that matter is coterminous with slavery. The labor, the technology, the ingenuity, and the culture that supported this global economy is attributable to the enslavement of African people. Within this society is...

Beyond Barbados: Colony of a Colony, Part 4

June 13, 2019 - Posted in Culture by David Sanford Adams
native americans and colonists

Most of the colonists who settled in Carolina were wealthy English planters, with names such as Middleton, Drayton, Colleton, and Yeamans. The vast wealth accrued in Carolina was due to the success of rice plantations, and from trade between Carolina and Barbados. These...

Beyond Barbados: The Barbados Adventures, Part 3

June 12, 2019 - Posted in Culture by David Sanford Adams
Ship out at sea

With the success of the sugarcane crop, Barbados quickly became the wealthiest colony in the New World, and the most densely populated place on the planet. Successful colonists lived lavish lifestyles, however, it came at a price: the island experienced total deforestation...

Beyond Barbados: Sweet Success, Part 2

June 11, 2019 - Posted in Culture by David Sanford Adams
Barbadian guiding a horse pulling a cart

Dutch Sephardic Jewish colonists moved from Brazil to Barbados to escape the religious persecution of the Spanish Inquisition. These Sephardic Jews brought with them the knowledge to produce a highly sought after commodity in Europe: Sugarcane. The production of sugarcane...

Beyond Barbados: In the Beginning, Part 1

June 10, 2019 - Posted in Culture by David Sanford Adams
Colonization of Barbados

Most people today understand that the Carolinas were colonized by the English who had come to the Charleston area by way of Caribbean trade routes, primarily Barbados. The story of Barbados is as unique as the island itself. Like the United States, Barbados is an amalgam of...

South Carolina ETV to host screener events for new "Beyond Barbados" documentary

May 30, 2019 - Posted in Culture
Beyond Barbados: The Carolina Connection

COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina Educational Television (SCETV) today announced two screener events taking place in conjunction with the premiere of “ Beyond Barbados: The Carolina Connection ” – a new, one-hour documentary film airing June 20 at 8 p.m. on SCETV. Part of the...

“Charlie’s Place” wins Telly award

May 24, 2019 - Posted in Culture
Charlie’s Place

COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina Educational Television (SCETV) today announced that “ Charlie’s Place ,” a program that is part of the network’s “Carolina Stories” series, received a bronze Telly award in the history category. Now in its 40th year, the Telly Awards annually...

Reel South: Ingrid (Full Episode)

May 24, 2019 - Posted in Culture by Morrisa Maltz

Episode #407 - A successful fashion designer who gave up her big-city career, Ingrid Gipson discovered a reclusive life of solitude and unhindered creativity in Arkansas’ rural Ouachita Mountains. As if through poetry, she opens up her world again to those of us willing to...

Reel South: The Well-Placed Weed (Full Episode)

May 17, 2019 - Posted in Culture by Cooper Sanchez & Steve Bransford
The Well-Placed Weed

Episode #406 - One of the most celebrated American garden designers of the past three decades, Ryan Gainey grew up in rural South Carolina, where he developed a deep love of plants from his relatives and neighbors. The Well-Placed Weed explores Gainey’s life and his...

Jewish American Soldiers: Stories from WWII (Full Episode)

May 14, 2019 - Posted in Culture by Glenn Fishkin
Jewish American Soldiers - Stories from WWII

Jewish American Soldiers: Stories from WWII is a documentary focusing on the life stories of Jewish American World War II veterans. The film explores their unique experiences of being Jewish soldiers during a time of extreme anti-Semitism both abroad, and in America. South...

Requiem for My Mother

May 10, 2019 - Posted in Culture by Don Godish
Steve Edwards the producer and composer of Requiem for My Mother

Requiem for My Mother is an award-winning documentary and a compelling musical celebration of life and love, loss and acceptance. The film chronicles the personal journey of prolific Hollywood film score composer Stephen Edwards as he is forced to deal with the sudden loss...

Reel South: Santuario (Full Episode)

May 10, 2019 - Posted in Culture by Pilar Timpane & Christine Delp

Episode #405 - After 25 years of living in the United States, Guatemalan grandmother Juana Ortega is threatened with deportation and soon takes sanctuary in a small North Carolina church. As time passes, and state lawmakers continue to ignore the family's pleas for a stay...

Reel South: Gimme a Faith (Full Episode)

May 3, 2019 - Posted in Culture by Hao Zhang
Gimme a Faith

Episode #404 - Thousands of Chinese students arrive in the United States each year, often confronting loneliness and culture-clash upon arrival. Arriving in North Carolina to study filmmaking, Hao Zhang is surprised to find a unique community of Chinese students, connected...