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Reel South

Reel South

REEL SOUTH is a new anthology series that highlights the masterful, provocative Southern tradition of storytelling, exploring the alluring and complicated region and its diverse voices and points of view. Hosted by platinum-selling, Grammy-winning recording artist Darius Rucker (Hootie & The Blowfish), REEL SOUTH includes half-hour and hour-long independent, documentary films about the American South. The twelve acclaimed films have recently premiered at film festivals and theaters, building buzz and audiences. REEL SOUTH now brings these films to a national audience hungry for authentic stories from one of the most unique corners of America.

Latest Episodes

WGBY World
Tue Jul 23rd, 12:00am
Tue Jul 23rd, 8:00am
Tue Jul 23rd, 2:00pm
Fri Jul 26th, 6:00pm
Sun Jul 28th, 4:00am
Wed Jul 31st, 10:00am
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/JacVHA0BrEIyWtpdmMrWFw==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Captain Chris Scott rallies a colony of tent residents to defend their provisional homes against the forces of gentrification. As development encroaches on the community, the tragedies and personal experiences of a displaced community resurface among those clinging to their last remnant of... /episodes/get/92860 /episode/92860 Saint Cloud Hill /episode-player/92860

Captain Chris Scott rallies a colony of tent residents to defend their provisional homes against the forces of gentrification. As development encroaches on the community, the tragedies and personal experiences of a displaced community resurface among those clinging to their last remnant of stability.

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Wed, 05/29/2019 - 22:49
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/XaLG3y4Bd01A5xia9ixrPg==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Growing up in rural South Carolina, celebrated American garden designer Ryan Gainey developed a love of plants at an early age. After moving to Atlanta in the 1970s, Ryan began designing gardens in affluent neighborhoods and around the world. A contradictory character, offensive and tender,... /episodes/get/92351 /episode/92351 The Well-Placed Weed /episode-player/92351

The story and myth of world-renowned plantsman and garden designer Ryan Gainey.

Air date:
Thu, 05/16/2019 - 06:19
WGBY World
Tue Jul 30th, 7:30pm
Sat Aug 3rd, 1:30pm
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/mZDMEW9dUHFp185VXSy2sg==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false In a fading Georgia town, a community recalls its dark past and faces a grim present. An undocumented immigrant, caught in legal limbo and facing deportation, contemplates his future. In the midst of it all, a massive, private immigration prison generates millions in profits. Where these stories... /episodes/get/92151 /episode/92151 Lumpkin, GA /episode-player/92151

In a fading Georgia town, a community recalls its dark past and faces a grim present. An undocumented immigrant, caught in legal limbo and facing deportation, contemplates his future. In the midst of it all, a massive, private immigration prison generates millions in profits. Where these stories meet, the hidden epicenter of America's immigration crackdown is revealed-a place called Lumpkin, GA.

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Thu, 05/09/2019 - 00:30
WGBY World
Sat Jul 27th, 1:30pm
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/SdYyveJT6D59bT2cM1p3Gg==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false 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 on her deportation, Juana's... /episodes/get/92150 /episode/92150 Santuario /episode-player/92150

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 on her deportation, Juana's spirits slowly sink. And yet, Juana is patient that in God's house, God will answer her prayers.

Air date:
Thu, 05/09/2019 - 00:12
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/1TpvVIQ_xIoBcJnCr4s39Q==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false 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 by a newly discovered evangelical... /episodes/get/91959 /episode/91959 Gimme a Faith /episode-player/91959

Chinese college students discover the South’s Christian Bible Belt for the first time.

Air date:
Thu, 05/02/2019 - 00:02
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/kSNZEtrro7FzLbpG5faZuQ==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false 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 colorful rite of passage, showcasing the... /episodes/get/91780 /episode/91780 ¡Fiesta! Quinceañera /episode-player/91780

N.C. Latino communities celebrate their new roots and traditions in the New South.

Air date:
Wed, 04/24/2019 - 22:56
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