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"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, one of the most unique corners of America.

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¡Fiesta! Quinceañera

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 host their own quinceañera, a complex and colorful rite of passage, showcasing the creative spirit of Latinx communities and their struggles to retain their roots and traditions.

  • 2019-07-20T12:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-07-21T16:00:00-07:00
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Gimme A Faith

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 Christianity that is often at stark odds with their communist roots in China.

  • 2019-07-24T15:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-07-24T18:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-07-27T12:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-07-28T16:00:00-07:00
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Santuario

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.

  • 2019-07-31T15:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-08-03T12:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-08-04T16:00:00-07:00
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Lumpkin, Ga

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.

  • 2019-07-31T15:30:00-07:00
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  • 2019-08-03T12:30:00-07:00
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  • 2019-08-04T16:30:00-07:00
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The Well- Placed Weed

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, artificial yet truly authentic, Ryan was known for his love of beauty and the ability to create it.

  • 2019-08-10T12:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-08-11T16:00:00-07:00
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Ingrid

A successful fashion designer who gave up her big-city career, Ingrid Gipson discovered a reclusive life of solitude and unhindered creativity in Arkansas' rural Ouachita Mountains. As if through poetry, she opens up her world again to those of us willing to listen.

  • 2019-08-17T12:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-08-18T16:00:00-07:00
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