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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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Upcoming Airdates

Saint Cloud Hill

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.

  • 2019-10-19T12:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-10-20T16:00:00-07:00
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Soul City

Learn the story of a group of civil rights activists who attempted to build a multiracial utopia - Soul City - in the heart of North Carolina's Klan country in the 1970s. Rich archival material, interviews with former and current Soul City residents, animation and soulful rhythms of the era bring alive the vision of founder Floyd B. McKissick and his band of idealists who, though the odds were stacked against them, risked it all to build the city of their dreams.

By Monica Berra, SheRea DelSol and Gini Richards.

  • 2019-10-26T12:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-10-27T16:00:00-07:00
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Eat White Dirt

Discover the oddly spellbinding personal, cultural and scientific history of the deeply transgressive and often misunderstood practice of consuming earth, a phenomenon known as geophagy. The film collects and combines the experiences, processes and explanations of people who eat white dirt with information from the scientists who study the phenomenon. 

By Adam Forrester.

  • 2019-10-26T12:30:00-07:00
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  • 2019-10-27T16:30:00-07:00
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Deep Run

Exiled by family and rejected by an ex, 17-year-old Jasmine finds new love and the courage to become Cole, a strong-willed transgender man, in this powerful verite portrait of trans life in rural North Carolina. Cole's candid humor and steadfast Christian beliefs counter the bigotry he experiences daily.

By Hillevi Loven and executive produced by Susan Sarandon.

  • 2019-11-02T12:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-11-03T15:00:00-08:00
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Overburden

Meet two unforgettable women — a fiery, pro-coal right-winger and a tenacious, environmentalist grandmother whose lives collide when a mine disaster shatters their community. Filmed over seven years, the pair's courageous story underscores the need for reconciliation as they take on a rogue industry to help heal their Appalachian Mountain community.

By Chad Stevens.

  • 2019-11-09T11:00:00-08:00
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  • 2019-11-10T15:00:00-08:00
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