SCETV Presents

See the Keepers (Full Episode)

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 of caring for animals in captivity, and the love and fortitude of the keepers that care for them. 

For more information or the press kit, visit reelsouth.org.

Driven Blind (Full Episode)

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 quest to find meaningful work and to get back behind the wheel.

For more information or the press kit, visit reelsouth.org.

62 Days (Full Episode)

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 journey from tragedy to activism as they fight to change this law, revealing the human toll behind a growing political trend.

For more information or the press kit, visit reelsouth.org.

120 Days (Full Episode)

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 and two daughters behind, or disappear into the shadows of his adopted homeland? 

For more information or the press kit, visit reelsouth.org.

A Chef's Life Wins Daytime Emmy

By Glenn Rawls

Vivian Howard hosts A Chef's Life.

A Chef’s Life has won the Daytime Emmy® for Outstanding Culinary Program.  Hosted by Emmy nominee Vivian Howard, the series is in its fifth year on PBS and presented nationally by South Carolina ETV.  Director Cynthia Hill has previously won for her work on the series.

Jonah Stands Up (Full Episode)

By Hannah Engelson

Jonah Stands Up

Jonah Bascle was an unconventional mayoral candidate, even by New Orleans standards: artist, comedian, disability-rights activist. Born with muscular dystrophy, Jonah raced against mortality throughout his twenties. Combining humor, political action, and a sense of urgency, Jonah Stands Up challenges stereotypes associated with differently-abled individuals in New Orleans. 

For more information or the press kit, visit reelsouth.org.

Divided City (Full Episode)

By Katie Mitchell and Andrea B. Scott

Protester holds up sign

Monuments to the Confederacy permeate the American South. Emotions run high and tensions mount when, in 2015, the New Orleans city council convenes a public debate over the fate of its Confederate statues. As the council prepares to vote, Divided City reveals deep divisions about the history and symbolism of the monuments, and their place in the public space and in the South. 

For more information or the press kit, visit reelsouth.org.

First Lady of the Revolution (Full Episode)

By Andrea Kalin

Henrietta and Don Pepe on Motorcylce

Henrietta Boggs, a reluctant Southern belle, finds her way to Central America in the 1940s, in search of freedom and adventure. Instead, she is swept up in political upheaval, when her new husband is elected president of Costa Rica. First Lady of the Revolution portrays a courageous woman who escaped the confines of a sheltered existence to help nurture a young democracy.

For more information or the press kit, visit reelsouth.org.

Jewish American Soldiers: Stories from WWII (Full Episode)

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 Carolina ETV is the presenting station and the program is distributed by NETA.

Alabama Bound (Full Episode)

By Lara Embry and Carolyn Sherer

Carrie and Kim in the tree.

In the months leading up to the Supreme Court decision on marriage equality, gay families in Alabama were busy fighting discriminatory state laws. Alabama Bound chronicles the roller-coaster ride for gay rights in the South, and a resilient community that lives with both frustration and hope in a place where the line between church and state is often blurred.

For more information or the press kit, visit reelsouth.org.

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