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REEL SOUTH

REEL SOUTH

A documentary series reckoning with the South's past, present, and future.

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REEL SOUTH

Divided City

REEL SOUTH

Divided City

26m 46s

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.

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56m 16s

Attaché

TV-PG

The Clinton, Mississippi Attaché high school show choir is considered to be among the most successful in history. In a region where arts and music funding have been virtually demolished, Clinton public school's music programs manage to thrive, and the choir unites generations of performers who travel across the country and complete a heart-pounding routine. Directed by Melissa Overholt.

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56m 4s

First Lady of the Revolution

TV-PG

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. Directed by Andrea Kalin.

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26m 4s

All Skinfolk Ain't Kinfolk

TV-PG

Through news footage, campaign advertisements and archival audio and video, All Skinfolk Ain't Kinfolk is the unprecedented story of the 2017 New Orleans mayoral runoff. The winner of this election would take office as the first female mayor of New Orleans and the city’s fourth black mayor. Directed by Angela Tucker.

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26m 34s

Unmarked

TV-PG

Vast amounts of African-American grave sites and burial grounds for enslaved persons have been disappearing over the years. In Virginia alone, stories of thousands at rest could vanish from history altogether if these locations are not restored. Those with personal connections to these burial sites have recently begun to uncover and maintain and preserve these legacies across the state.

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56m 16s

F11 and Be There

TV-14

F11 AND BE THERE is a commentary on American civil rights, race, social justice, and art, told through the many lenses of legendary photographer Burk Uzzle. With a career that spans 65+ years, Burk Uzzle has created some of the most iconic photographs in American history. He continues making renowned museum exhibitions today, particularly focusing on African Americans. Directed by Jethro Waters.

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