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REEL SOUTH

The people, culture, landscape and history of the South both captivate and bewilder. In the cherished tradition of Southern storytelling, Reel South reveals the South's proud yet complicated heritage, as told by a diversity of voices and perspectives.

Broken Wings

55m 56s

In picturesque Hot Springs, Arkansas, a one-winged American black vulture named Adonis captivates a small town. The bird is lovingly cared for by two devoted women: Jayne, a down-on-her-luck Arkansas waitress, and Ann, her 80-year-old British roommate. Broken Wings asks: How can a bird who devours the dead inspire the living?

Episodes

  • Broken Wings: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Broken Wings

    S7 E6 - 55m 56s

    In picturesque Hot Springs, Arkansas, a one-winged American black vulture named Adonis captivates a small town. The bird is lovingly cared for by two devoted women: Jayne, a down-on-her-luck Arkansas waitress, and Ann, her 80-year-old British roommate. Broken Wings asks: How can a bird who devours the dead inspire the living?

  • Madame Pipi: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Madame Pipi

    S7 E5 - 25m 37s

    Madame Pipi follows the lives of Haitian bathroom attendants working in Miami’s hottest nightclubs. Often invisible, underpaid, and underappreciated, their stories showcase a custodial world built on the backs of women of color, in a city known for debauchery, diversity, and exceptionalism.

  • Florida Woman: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Florida Woman

    S7 E4 - 21m 55s

    When the media gets wind of Mary Thorn’s alligator story, she’s characterized as just another crazy “Florida Man.” Florida Woman peels back the curtain on the media’s portrayal of a nurturing woman –– an ex-pro wrestler turned animal lover, who challenges the state in order to save her pet alligator. Mary and her gator Rambo reveal the humanity and complexity behind the viral headlines.

  • Quaranteened: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Quaranteened

    S7 E3 - 56m 6s

    Quaranteened follows the lives of four sisters from a blended family in Durham, North Carolina, as they cope with the anxiety of their disrupted lives and stolen dreams with humor, self-reflection, and just enough mayhem to pass the time. Filmed by their filmmaker dad as the days begin to blur one into the other, these girls languish, suspended in time, like so many of us still.

  • Bury Me at Taylor Hollow: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Bury Me at Taylor Hollow

    S7 E2 - 56m 35s

    After spending 15 years working in the conventional funeral industry, a passionate mortician is paving uncharted territory to help create the first natural burial ground of its kind in Tennessee. Bury Me at Taylor Hollow recounts his personal journey from mortuary traditionalist to global-thinking environmentalist, as he seeks a better place for his community to lay to rest.

  • Little Satchmo: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Little Satchmo

    S7 E1 - 55m 46s

    Little Satchmo is an intimate exploration of the iconic Louis Armstrong's life and legacy through his relationship with the daughter that the public never knew existed. Based on a revealing memoir written by Armstrong's silent daughter, the film seeks to correct a historical narrative relying on caricature for too long.

Extras + Features

  • Broken Wings | Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Broken Wings | Preview

    S7 E6 - 30s

    In picturesque Hot Springs, Arkansas, a one-winged American black vulture named Adonis captivates a small town. The bird is lovingly cared for by two devoted women: Jayne, a down-on-her-luck Arkansas waitress, and Ann, her 80-year-old British roommate. Broken Wings asks: How can a bird who devours the dead inspire the living?

  • Madame Pipi | Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Madame Pipi | Preview

    S7 E5 - 50s

    Madame Pipi follows the lives of Haitian bathroom attendants working in Miami’s hottest nightclubs. Often invisible, underpaid, and underappreciated, their stories showcase a custodial world built on the backs of women of color, in a city known for debauchery, diversity, and exceptionalism.

  • Madame Pipi| How do you talk about money?: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Madame Pipi| How do you talk about money?

    S7 E5 - 1m 19s

    The Haitian expats working in Miami clubs struggle to navigate the perceptions of those back home who think “making it” in America is a simple task.

  • Florida Woman | Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Florida Woman | Preview

    S7 E4 - 52s

    When the media gets wind of Mary Thorn’s alligator story, she’s characterized as just another crazy “Florida Man.” Florida Woman peels back the curtain on the media’s portrayal of a nurturing woman –– an ex-pro wrestler turned animal lover, who challenges the state in order to save her pet alligator. Mary and her gator Rambo reveal the humanity and complexity behind the viral headlines.

  • Quaranteened | Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Quaranteened | Preview

    S7 E3 - 43s

    Quaranteened follows the lives of four sisters from a blended family in Durham, North Carolina, as they cope with the anxiety of their disrupted lives and stolen dreams with humor, self-reflection, and just enough mayhem to pass the time. Filmed by their filmmaker dad as the days begin to blur one into the other, these girls languish, suspended in time, like so many of us still.

Schedule

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    REEL SOUTH

    Seadrift

    Saturday
    May 21

    1 Hour

    In 1979, a fatal shooting ignites hostilities against Vietnamese refugee fishermen along the Gulf Coast.
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    REEL SOUTH

    Florida Woman

    Sunday
    May 22

    30 Minutes

    An ex-pro wrestler turned animal lover challenges the state of Florida to save her pet alligator, Rambo.
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    REEL SOUTH

    Madame Pipi

    Sunday
    May 22

    30 Minutes

    Following the lives of Haitian bathroom attendants working in Miami nightclubs.
  • Image
    Reel South: TVSS: Banner-L1

    REEL SOUTH

    Florida Woman

    Monday
    May 23

    30 Minutes

    An ex-pro wrestler turned animal lover challenges the state of Florida to save her pet alligator, Rambo.
  • Image
    Reel South: TVSS: Banner-L1

    REEL SOUTH

    Madame Pipi

    Monday
    May 23

    30 Minutes

    Following the lives of Haitian bathroom attendants working in Miami nightclubs.
  • Image
    Reel South: TVSS: Banner-L1

    REEL SOUTH

    Florida Woman

    Monday
    May 23

    30 Minutes

    An ex-pro wrestler turned animal lover challenges the state of Florida to save her pet alligator, Rambo.
  • Image
    Reel South: TVSS: Banner-L1

    REEL SOUTH

    Madame Pipi

    Monday
    May 23

    30 Minutes

    Following the lives of Haitian bathroom attendants working in Miami nightclubs.
  • Image
    Reel South: TVSS: Banner-L1

    REEL SOUTH

    Broken Wings

    Sunday
    May 29

    1 Hour

    Two women care for a one-winged American black vulture named Adonis in the small town of Hot Springs, Ark.
  • Image
    Reel South: TVSS: Banner-L1

    REEL SOUTH

    Broken Wings

    Monday
    May 30

    1 Hour

    Two women care for a one-winged American black vulture named Adonis in the small town of Hot Springs, Ark.
  • Image
    Reel South: TVSS: Banner-L1

    REEL SOUTH

    Broken Wings

    Monday
    May 30

    1 Hour

    Two women care for a one-winged American black vulture named Adonis in the small town of Hot Springs, Ark.
  • Image
    Reel South: TVSS: Banner-L1

    REEL SOUTH

    Little Satchmo

    Tuesday
    May 31

    1 Hour

    "Little Satchmo" explores Louis Armstrong's life and legacy through his relationship with his daughter.
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    Reel South: TVSS: Iconic

    REEL SOUTH

    Gimme a Faith

    Thursday
    Jun 2

    1 Hour

    Chinese students who came to the U.S. to study end up embracing Christianity in their North Carolina community.
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    Reel South: TVSS: Iconic

    REEL SOUTH

    Gimme a Faith

    Friday
    Jun 3

    1 Hour

    Chinese students who came to the U.S. to study end up embracing Christianity in their North Carolina community.
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    Reel South: TVSS: Iconic

    REEL SOUTH

    Gimme a Faith

    Friday
    Jun 3

    1 Hour

    Chinese students who came to the U.S. to study end up embracing Christianity in their North Carolina community.
  • Image
    Reel South: TVSS: Iconic

    REEL SOUTH

    Gimme a Faith

    Friday
    Jun 3

    1 Hour

    Chinese students who came to the U.S. to study end up embracing Christianity in their North Carolina community.
  • Image
    Reel South: TVSS: Banner-L1

    REEL SOUTH

    Little Satchmo

    Saturday
    Jun 4

    1 Hour

    "Little Satchmo" explores Louis Armstrong's life and legacy through his relationship with his daughter.
  • Image
    Reel South: TVSS: Iconic

    REEL SOUTH

    Gimme a Faith

    Saturday
    Jun 4

    1 Hour

    Chinese students who came to the U.S. to study end up embracing Christianity in their North Carolina community.
  • Image
    Reel South: TVSS: Iconic

    REEL SOUTH

    Gimme a Faith

    Sunday
    Jun 5

    1 Hour

    Chinese students who came to the U.S. to study end up embracing Christianity in their North Carolina community.
  • Image
    Reel South: TVSS: Iconic

    REEL SOUTH

    Gimme a Faith

    Sunday
    Jun 5

    1 Hour

    Chinese students who came to the U.S. to study end up embracing Christianity in their North Carolina community.
  • Image
    Reel South: TVSS: Iconic

    REEL SOUTH

    Gimme a Faith

    Sunday
    Jun 5

    1 Hour

    Chinese students who came to the U.S. to study end up embracing Christianity in their North Carolina community.

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