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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.
Brimming with cowboy boots, country music, and longneck beers, "Honky Tonk Heaven" is a toe-tapping tour of this legendary Texas dancehall. With 50 years under its belt, the Broken Spoke has endured Austin's rapid growth and skyrocketing rents. Beyond the story of its illustrious history and celebrated performers, the Spoke is a treasured family business that has survived against the odds.
In 1952, gravedigger by day and bluesman by night Henry 'Gip' Gipson opened a ramshackle backyard juke joint in Alabama. Once scattered across the rural South, juke joints have become relics of the past. In the Spring of 2013, Gip's Place, the last juke joint in Alabama, was raided and ordered to shut down. Gip follows the battle to keep the blues alive.
Filmed and Directed by: Patrick Sheehan.
In the months leading up to the Supreme Court decision on marriage equality, gay families in Alabama were busy fighting discriminatory state laws. "Alabama Bound" chronicles the roller-coaster ride for gay rights in the South, and a resilient community that lives with both frustration and hope in a place where the line between church and state is often blurred.
Directed by Lara Embry & Carolyn Sherer.
Henrietta Boggs, a reluctant Southern belle, finds her way to Central America in the 1940s, in search of freedom and adventure. Instead, she is swept up in political upheaval, when her new husband is elected president of Costa Rica. First Lady of the Revolution portrays a courageous woman who escaped the confines of a sheltered existence to help nurture a young democracy.
Produced and Directed by: Andrea Kalin.
Monuments to the Confederacy permeate the American South. Emotions run high and tensions mount when, in 2015, the New Orleans city council convenes a public debate over the fate of its Confederate statues. As the council prepares to vote, Divided City reveals deep divisions about the history and symbolism of the monuments, and their place in the public space and in the South.
Produced and directed by Katie Mitchell & Andrea B. Scott.
Jonah Bascle was an unconventional mayoral candidate, even by New Orleans standards: artist, comedian, disability-rights activist. Born with muscular dystrophy, Jonah raced against mortality throughout his twenties. Combining humor, political action, and a sense of urgency, Jonah Stands Up challenges stereotypes associated with differently-abled individuals in New Orleans.
Film by Hannah Engelson.
"The Trials of Muhammad Ali" covers the explosive crossroads of Ali’s life.
The future of our communities lies in protecting our most vulnerable yet most resilient members: our children.KCET Original
An intense documentary examining how exclusive religions can affect people's lives and what comes along with leaving them behind.KCET Original
Jens Kristian and Claudia set a trap to make Sander the CEO sign a new dummy corporation contract.KCET Original
Ten-year-old Meherunnesa lives by a rail tracks slum in Bangladesh but one day, her destiny changes forever.KCET Original
With Mia dead and Jens discredited, Alf considers the case hopeless, but Mads insists to work out the real accounts, which show that Energreen is virtually broke
Inspector Ayala has no choice but to arrest Alicia after finding Diego wounded alongside her holding a gun.
Behind the scenes of a brutal African conflict, Russia's expansion into Europe and refugees caught fleeing to a better life.
Thousands of travelers are flocking to the Peruvian Amazon to chase the highs of the ayahuasca plant.
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