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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.
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.
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.
Between 1933 and 1974, the state of North Carolina ran one of the most aggressive eugenics programs, sterilizing more than 7,600 men, women and children. This film follows the journey of survivors, legislators and journalists who insist the state confront its role in the tragic, forced sterilization of thousands of Americans thought to have "undesirable" genetics.
By Dawn Sinclair Shapiro.
Come along with colorful characters carrying on a cherished Mardi Gras tradition as they gather at the epicenter of all things costuming — the family-owned Jefferson Variety fabric and craft store. The film highlights the creativity and personal expression linked in the cultural identity and narrative of New Orleans and provides a deeper look into the significance of costuming and the carnival season.
By Lindsey Phillips and Lauren Domino.
A story about farming, fragility, and a fight to save the family business. Randy Lewis struggles to save his dairy farm in the piedmont region of North Carolina, where dozens of family-owned dairies have disappeared. While keeping the business afloat, Randy also hosts one of the only true old-time barn dances left in the region, keeping the tradition alive and the community that loves it.
By Ted Richardson (Encore Presentation).
Due to his immigration status, family man Miguel Cortes must make a tough choice. After an unexpected traffic stop, a North Carolina judge has offered Miguel 120 days to get his affairs in order and self-deport to Mexico - leaving his wife and two daughters. Will he leave for Mexico or disappear into the shadows in his adopted homeland?
By Ted Roach
"earthrise" sets off on a month-long journey around Antarctica to study the effects of climate change on the continent.KCET Original
Iranian oil tanker detained by the U.K. for 43 days is released; two U.S. congresswomen attack a ban on them entering Israel; Pakistani and Indian forces exchange fire in Kashmir; six European countries agree to take in migrants stranded at sea.KCET Original
The Kashmir crisis prompts an emergency session of the U.N. security council; rights groups accuse the police in Zimbabwe of using excessive force; and a seized Iranian oil tanker prepares to sail despite objections from the U.S.KCET Original
A documentary about the burning of wood at an industrial scale for energy.KCET Original
A look at how locals are finding ways to coexist with their animal neighbours in Australia and Bangladesh.KCET Original
Rising tensions in northwest Syria as Turkey condemns a government airstrike that narrowly missed its army convoy.
Looking into the bank's "special branch" record of wrecking debtors' businesses convinces Mads and Alf and even their boss, but they still lack proof.
This week's UpFront features Nobel Peace Prize laureate Tawakkol Karman discussing who she holds most responsible for the war in Yemen.
In the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, two young women host a design event that is pushing boundaries of art and tradition.
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