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“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
Ingrid

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
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
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
Santuario

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
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...

Reel South: Fiesta Quinceañera (Full Episode)

April 26, 2019 - Posted in Culture by Rodrigo Dorfman & Peter Eversoll
Fiesta Quinceañera

Episode #403 - Life for a Latinx immigrant family in the New South can be challenging and sometimes terrifying, but thankfully, there’s always a fiesta to take you through the night. Three Latina girls and a seasoned drag artist hose their own quinceañera, a complex and...

Reel South: Two Trains Runnin' (Full Episode)

April 12, 2019 - Posted in Culture by Sam Pollard
Buddy Guy

Episode #401 - Set in Mississippi during the height of the civil rights movement, Two Trains Runnin’ is about the search for two forgotten blues singers. Directed by Sam Pollard, narrated by Common, and featuring the music of Gary Clark Jr., the film was nominated for a...

Anne Morgan's War - Coming to U.S. Public Television

January 24, 2019 - Posted in Culture by Don Godish
ANNE MORGAN’S WAR

ANNE MORGAN’S WAR tells the little-known story of how one American woman became an exemplary force in the recovery of Northern France’s World War I wartime devastation, and highlights the legacy of a woman in the vanguard of feminism and humanitarian action. From 1917 to...

Ghosts and Legends: The Ghosts of Newberry

October 15, 2018 - Posted in Culture by William Richardson
creepy staircase

Ghost of Madeline, Newberry, S.C. The legend of Madeline, the young woman who climbed the bell tower of Keller Hall at Newberry College, and while searching for her fiance', John, she slipped and fell to the ground with the bell tower rope wrapped around her neck, and was...

Ghosts and Legends: Ghost of Zoe at Poogan's Porch

October 8, 2018 - Posted in Culture by William Richardson
photo of zoe's ghost

Poogan's Porch has been located on Queen Street in Charleston, S.C. since 1976. Zoe St. Amand and her sister, Elizabeth, were spinsters who lived together for more than 60 years, the last 20 of which were lived there on Queen Street. When Elizabeth died after a short...

Ghosts and Legends: The Gray Man and Hurricanes

October 1, 2018 - Posted in Culture by William Richardson
The Gray Man

Plowden C.J. Weston went to England to be educated but returned to his beloved Pawleys Island, where he and his lovely English wife, Emily Esdaille Weston, built the Pelican Inn. He lived until almost the end of the Civil War, but died of tuberculosis in 1864. After his...

Reel South: See the Keepers (Full Episode)

May 14, 2018 - Posted in Culture 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...

Reel South: Driven Blind (Full Episode)

May 7, 2018 - Posted in Culture
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...

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