REEL SOUTH Season 3 – Call For Entries!

REEL SOUTH is an anthology documentary series highlighting the best non-fiction storytelling from the region. The series is distributed to public television stations nationally, bringing diverse Southern voices, topics, and points of view into millions of homes. Now wrapping a stellar second season, REEL SOUTH is accepting submissions to Season 3! To learn more, review selection criteria and eligibility requirements, and to… Read more »

Reel South – Season Two

REEL SOUTH returns with an expanded season and a new host—platinum-selling, Grammy-winning recording artist Darius Rucker. The series premieres weekly on WORLD Channel, Sunday nights from January 8 through March 5, 2017 at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT. Check local listings. REEL SOUTH is an anthology series highlighting the best non-fiction storytelling from across the American… Read more »

Now Accepting Submissions for Reel South Season 2!

The Carolinas’ two statewide public television networks, UNC-TV and SCETV, have partnered with the Southern Documentary Fund (SDF) to create an exciting showcase for independently produced documentary films about the American South.  Reel South is an anthology documentary series highlighting the best non-fiction storytelling from the region. Distributed to public television stations nationally, the series brings diverse Southern voices,… Read more »

Reel South is returning March 31, 2016!

The American South – its history, people, culture, and landscape are infused with a sense of heritage like no place else in the country – or the world. Introducing REEL SOUTH, a new anthology series that highlights the masterful, provocative Southern tradition of storytelling, exploring the alluring and complicated region and its diverse voices and… Read more »

REEL SOUTH EPISODE 106: BENDING STICKS

North Carolina airdate: Mon, Jan 25th at 9p on UNC-TV South Carolina airdate: Thurs, Feb 25th at 9p on ETV-HD Bending Sticks celebrates the 25-year career of internationally renowned environmental artist Patrick Dougherty, who has created hundreds of monumental, site-specific sculptures out of nothing more than saplings. The film follows the artist and his collaborators during… Read more »

REEL SOUTH EPISODE 105: COUNTER HISTORIES ROCK HILL

North Carolina airdate: Mon, Jan 18th at 9:30p on UNC-TV South Carolina airdate: Thurs, Feb 18th at 9:30p on ETV-HD In 1961 nine college men decided they were ready to go to jail to fight segregation laws and inequality in Rock Hill, SC. Their sit-in at the local whites only lunch counter changed the course… Read more »

REEL SOUTH EPISODE 104: CAN’T STOP THE WATER

North Carolina airdate: Mon, Jan 18th at 9p on UNC-TV South Carolina airdate: Thurs, Feb 18th at 9p on ETV-HD Can’t Stop the Water tells the story of Isle de Jean Charles, Louisiana and the Native American community fighting to save its culture as its land washes away.

REEL SOUTH EPISODE 103: COTTON ROAD

North Carolina airdate: Mon, Jan 11th at 9p on UNC-TV South Carolina airdate: Thurs, Feb 11th at 9p on ETV-HD Americans consume nearly 20 billion items of clothing each year, yet few of us know how our clothes are made, much less who produces them. Cotton Road follows the cotton commodity from South Carolina farms to… Read more »

REEL SOUTH EPISODE 102: TOMMY!

North Carolina airdate: Mon, Jan 4th at 9:30p on UNC-TV South Carolina airdate: Thurs, Feb 4th at 9p on ETV-HD Tommy! The Dreams I Keep Inside Me is a touching portrait of Tommy Onorato, a 60 year-old man with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and the life-long dream of singing with a Big Band. Armed with… Read more »

REEL SOUTH EPISODE 101: THE LAST BARN DANCE

North Carolina airdate: Mon, Jan 4th at 9p on UNC-TV South Carolina airdate: Thurs, Jan 28th at 9p on ETV-HD Randy Lewis knows that losing his dairy business would mean losing his livelihood – his farm is limping along through an economy that has decimated most other family farms in Alamance County – but Randy… Read more »