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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.

Missing Magic

10m 4s

As uprisings spread across the country, a young poet in Birmingham, Alabama becomes involved in local protests against decades of police brutality. As he tries to reconcile the city’s modern image as a diverse and welcoming metropolis with its violent and complex civil rights history, he suddenly becomes a part of the story when he’s arrested at a demonstration.

Episodes

  • Jasper Mall: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Jasper Mall

    S6 E7 - 55m 46s

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Schedule

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    REEL SOUTH

    You Gave Me a Song

    Tuesday
    Aug 3

    1 Hour

    Bluegrass singer and musician Alice Gerrard, 84, performs, teaches and inspires the next generation of musicians.
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    Reel South: TVSS: Iconic

    REEL SOUTH

    Saint Cloud Hill

    Wednesday
    Aug 4

    1 Hour

    Capt. Chris Scott rallies tent residents to defend their provisional homes against gentrification in Nashville, Tenn.
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    Reel South: TVSS: Iconic

    REEL SOUTH

    Saint Cloud Hill

    Wednesday
    Aug 4

    1 Hour

    Capt. Chris Scott rallies tent residents to defend their provisional homes against gentrification in Nashville, Tenn.
  • Image
    Reel South: TVSS: Iconic

    REEL SOUTH

    You Gave Me a Song

    Saturday
    Aug 7

    1 Hour

    Bluegrass singer and musician Alice Gerrard, 84, performs, teaches and inspires the next generation of musicians.
  • Image
    Reel South: TVSS: Iconic

    REEL SOUTH

    Attache

    Tuesday
    Aug 10

    1 Hour

    The Attache Show Choir of Clinton High School in Mississippi is considered among the most successful high school show choirs in history.
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    Reel South: TVSS: Iconic

    REEL SOUTH

    The Well-Placed Weed

    Wednesday
    Aug 11

    1 Hour

    The life and work of garden designer Ryan Gainey, including his "garden of remembrance" in Decatur, Ga.
  • Image
    Reel South: TVSS: Iconic

    REEL SOUTH

    The Well-Placed Weed

    Thursday
    Aug 12

    1 Hour

    The life and work of garden designer Ryan Gainey, including his "garden of remembrance" in Decatur, Ga.
  • Image
    Reel South: TVSS: Iconic

    REEL SOUTH

    The Well-Placed Weed

    Thursday
    Aug 12

    1 Hour

    The life and work of garden designer Ryan Gainey, including his "garden of remembrance" in Decatur, Ga.
  • Image
    Reel South: TVSS: Iconic

    REEL SOUTH

    Attache

    Saturday
    Aug 14

    1 Hour

    The Attache Show Choir of Clinton High School in Mississippi is considered among the most successful high school show choirs in history.
  • Image
    Reel South: TVSS: Iconic

    REEL SOUTH

    Mossville: When Great Trees Fall

    Tuesday
    Aug 17

    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: TVSS: Iconic

    REEL SOUTH

    Attache

    Tuesday
    Aug 17

    1 Hour

    The Attache Show Choir of Clinton High School in Mississippi is considered among the most successful high school show choirs in history.
  • Image
    Reel South: TVSS: Iconic

    REEL SOUTH

    Attache

    Wednesday
    Aug 18

    1 Hour

    The Attache Show Choir of Clinton High School in Mississippi is considered among the most successful high school show choirs in history.
  • Image
    Reel South: TVSS: Iconic

    REEL SOUTH

    Attache

    Wednesday
    Aug 18

    1 Hour

    The Attache Show Choir of Clinton High School in Mississippi is considered among the most successful high school show choirs in history.

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