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That's Wild

55m 45s

When Atlanta teens Cliff, Ahmani, and Nicholas attempt to trek four, 12,000 ft snow-capped peaks in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, they face the thrills, joy, and struggles of navigating the wilds of Colorado and daily life back home in Georgia. Directed by Michiel Thomas.

Episodes

  • That's Wild: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    That's Wild

    S6 E4 - 55m 45s

    When Atlanta teens Cliff, Ahmani, and Nicholas attempt to trek four, 12,000 ft snow-capped peaks in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, they face the thrills, joy, and struggles of navigating the wilds of Colorado and daily life back home in Georgia. Directed by Michiel Thomas.

  • You Asked for the Facts: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    You Asked for the Facts

    S6 E3 - 55m 46s

    Four years after the historic enrollment of James Meredith, student activists at the University of Mississippi devise a plan to defy a speaker-ban in 1966 by inviting Robert F. Kennedy, who reveals the truth about back-room politics, the belief-systems of those holding the highest power, and how campus-activism shapes the future of civil rights and all those who bear witness.

  • Flat Town: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Flat Town

    S6 E2 - 26m 5s

    A small Cajun town in rural Louisiana holds an annual exhibition football game between the majority-Black public school and majority-White private school, called the Tee Cotton Bowl. This meditative small town portrait examines the effects of racial segregation, and a range of perspectives on the game.

  • Muni: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Muni

    S6 E1 - 26m 5s

    A jovial love letter to the game of golf, told by the Black golfers who, despite segregation and racist systems, built a vibrant culture and lasting community on a municipal golf course in Asheville, North Carolina. Narrated by popular singer and golfer Darius Rucker. Directed by Paul Bonesteel

Extras + Features

  • Shift Break at Jasper Mall: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Shift Break at Jasper Mall

    S6 E7 - 1m 27s

    Take your shift break with these Jasper Mall workers and discuss hard truths and big hopes in this small town.

  • Jasper Mall Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Jasper Mall Preview

    S6 E7 - 30s

    A dying shopping mall outside of Birmingham, Alabama, its patrons, and its tenants embody the diversity and tenderness of Americana culture in a changing South. Directed by Bradford Thomason and Brett Whitcomb.

  • Rap Squad Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Rap Squad Preview

    S6 E6 - 30s

    An Arkansas community mobilizes around a divisive ballot initiative for a new high school, led by a group of high school writers and performers who seek healing for themselves and justice for their community through hip hop.

  • The Passing On Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Passing On Preview

    S6 E5 - 30s

    Renowned African American embalmer, James Bryant, puts his faith in a new generation to continue the legacy of Black funeral homes in San Antonio, Texas. But his young intern, Clarence Pierre, is conflicted about his commitment due to the judgment he receives as a queer, Christian man.

  • Embalming is His Calling: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Embalming is His Calling

    S6 E5 - 1m 11s

    A career as an embalmer was and is his life's calling. Go inside the mind of a world-renowned embalmer whose business is supporting the grieving.

  • Equine Love in San Antonio: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Equine Love in San Antonio

    S6 E5 - 1m 35s

    How does a Vietnam veteran recover from trauma and addiction? This San Antonio embalmer deals with more death than most, and he knows the importance of grieving and processing.

  • Wilderness 101: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Wilderness 101

    S6 E4 - 1m 8s

    Elk, Marmots and Snow: Welcome to Colorado wilderness 101, for first timers from Atlanta it's a whole new world.

  • Traversing the Mountainside: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Traversing the Mountainside

    S6 E4 - 1m 16s

    Familiarity with snow would have helped these teens traverse a snow-packed mountain side in the Rocky Mountains.

  • That's Wild Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    That's Wild Preview

    S6 E4 - 30s

    When Atlanta teens Cliff, Ahmani, and Nicholas attempt to trek four, 12,000 ft snow-capped peaks in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, they face the thrills, joy, and struggles of navigating the wilds of Colorado and daily life back home in Georgia.

Schedule

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    REEL SOUTH

    Lumpkin, GA

    Friday
    Apr 23

    30 Minutes

    In a Georgia town, an undocumented immigrant ponders his future as he faces deportation, while a private immigration prison generates millions in revenue.
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    REEL SOUTH

    Lumpkin, GA

    Friday
    Apr 23

    30 Minutes

    In a Georgia town, an undocumented immigrant ponders his future as he faces deportation, while a private immigration prison generates millions in revenue.
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    REEL SOUTH

    That's Wild

    Saturday
    Apr 24

    1 Hour

    Three Atlanta teens trek four 12,000-foot snowcapped peaks in the Rocky Mountains, navigating the wilds of Colorado and daily life back home in Georgia.
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    Reel South: TVSS: Iconic

    REEL SOUTH

    Lumpkin, GA

    Saturday
    Apr 24

    30 Minutes

    In a Georgia town, an undocumented immigrant ponders his future as he faces deportation, while a private immigration prison generates millions in revenue.
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    Reel South: TVSS: Banner-L1

    REEL SOUTH

    Mossville: When Great Trees Fall

    Saturday
    Apr 24

    1 Hour

    A man refuses to leave his home in Mossville, La., an area contaminated and uprooted by petrochemical plants.
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    REEL SOUTH

    Mossville: When Great Trees Fall

    Sunday
    Apr 25

    1 Hour

    A man refuses to leave his home in Mossville, La., an area contaminated and uprooted by petrochemical plants.
  • Image
    Reel South: TVSS: Banner-L1

    REEL SOUTH

    Mossville: When Great Trees Fall

    Sunday
    Apr 25

    1 Hour

    A man refuses to leave his home in Mossville, La., an area contaminated and uprooted by petrochemical plants.
  • Image
    Reel South: TVSS: Banner-L1

    REEL SOUTH

    Mossville: When Great Trees Fall

    Sunday
    Apr 25

    1 Hour

    A man refuses to leave his home in Mossville, La., an area contaminated and uprooted by petrochemical plants.
  • Image
    Reel South: TVSS: Iconic

    REEL SOUTH

    Divided City

    Monday
    Apr 26

    30 Minutes

    Tensions mount when the New Orleans city council convenes a public debate about the fate of its Confederate statues.
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    Reel South: TVSS: Iconic

    REEL SOUTH

    Divided City

    Tuesday
    Apr 27

    30 Minutes

    Tensions mount when the New Orleans city council convenes a public debate about the fate of its Confederate statues.
  • Image
    Reel South: TVSS: Iconic

    REEL SOUTH

    Divided City

    Tuesday
    Apr 27

    30 Minutes

    Tensions mount when the New Orleans city council convenes a public debate about the fate of its Confederate statues.
  • Image
    Reel South: TVSS: Banner-L1

    REEL SOUTH

    The Passing On

    Tuesday
    Apr 27

    1 Hour

    Embalmer James Bryant has faith that a new generation will continue the legacy of Black funeral homes in San Antonio.
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    Reel South: TVSS: Iconic

    REEL SOUTH

    A Texas Myth

    Tuesday
    Apr 27

    1 Hour

    Activists at the Two Rivers camp in West Texas battle against industrial projects that threaten the region.
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    Reel South: TVSS: Iconic

    REEL SOUTH

    A Texas Myth

    Wednesday
    Apr 28

    1 Hour

    Activists at the Two Rivers camp in West Texas battle against industrial projects that threaten the region.
  • Image
    Reel South: TVSS: Iconic

    REEL SOUTH

    A Texas Myth

    Wednesday
    Apr 28

    1 Hour

    Activists at the Two Rivers camp in West Texas battle against industrial projects that threaten the region.
  • Image
    Reel South: TVSS: Iconic

    REEL SOUTH

    Divided City

    Friday
    Apr 30

    30 Minutes

    Tensions mount when the New Orleans city council convenes a public debate about the fate of its Confederate statues.
  • Image
    Reel South: TVSS: Iconic

    REEL SOUTH

    Divided City

    Friday
    Apr 30

    30 Minutes

    Tensions mount when the New Orleans city council convenes a public debate about the fate of its Confederate statues.
  • Image
    Reel South: TVSS: Banner-L1

    REEL SOUTH

    The Passing On

    Saturday
    May 1

    1 Hour

    Embalmer James Bryant has faith that a new generation will continue the legacy of Black funeral homes in San Antonio.
  • Image
    Reel South: TVSS: Iconic

    REEL SOUTH

    A Texas Myth

    Saturday
    May 1

    1 Hour

    Activists at the Two Rivers camp in West Texas battle against industrial projects that threaten the region.
  • Image
    Reel South: TVSS: Iconic

    REEL SOUTH

    A Texas Myth

    Sunday
    May 2

    1 Hour

    Activists at the Two Rivers camp in West Texas battle against industrial projects that threaten the region.

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