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. This anthology series highlights the masterful, provocative Southern tradition of storytelling, exploring the alluring and complicated region and its diverse voices and points of view.
Bending Sticks (#106H) Duration: 55:07 STEREO TVG
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 a year of stick work and reveals Dougherty's process, personal story and inspirations. By Penelope Maunsell and Kenny Dalsheimer.
Red Wolf Revival (#210H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
By Rosh Patel and Madison McClintock. Three decades ago, the nearly-extinct red wolf was reintroduced in North Carolina. While this flagship conservation effort paved the way for reintroducing several other species across the country, today fewer than 100 wild red wolves remain - and their fate hinges on significant biological, political, cultural and economic challenges.
Deep Run (#203H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
By Hillevi Loven. 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. Executive produced by Susan Sarandon.
An Enduring Legacy: Louisiana's Croatian-Americans (#211H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
By James Catano. Little-known even in their home state, the Croatians of Lower Plaquemines Parish have used grit and determination to build an oystering industry that has made Louisiana famous. Follow the lives of four figures who embody the 150-year Croatian experience in Louisiana and share in the history of this unique tight-knit community.
Overburden (#204H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
By Chad Stevens. 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.
120 Days (#208H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
By Ted Roach. 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?
The Last Barn Dance (#101H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
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. A film by Jason Arthurs.
The State of Eugenics (#205H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
By Dawn Sinclair Shapiro. 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.
Private Violence (#209H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
By Cynthia Hill. With at least four women murdered each day by abusive (and often, ex) partners, a woman in America is most in danger in her own home. Witness the complex realities of intimate partner violence through the eyes of two survivors: Deanna Walters, a mother seeking justice for her estranged husband's crimes against her, and victims' advocate Kit Gruelle. Executive produced by Gloria Steinem.
Tommy! The Dreams I Keep Inside Me (#102H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
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 his golden voice and his All-American optimism, Tommy embarks on a quest to have the "world on a string." A film by Rodrigo Dorfman.
Episode #104H Duration: 26:37 STEREO TVG
Tells the story of Isle de Jean Charles, Louisiana and the Native American community fighting to save its culture as its land washes away. A Film by Rebecca Ferris.
Shake 'Em On Down: The Blues According to Fred McDowell (#212H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
By Joe York and Scott Barretta. Through interviews and never-before-seen footage, delight in the story of Mississippi sharecropper of Fred McDowell, the godfather of the North Mississippi style of blues, who was first recorded by Alan Lomax in 1959, traveled to Europe with the Rolling Stones in the mid-1960s, mentored Bonnie Raitt, and influenced the music of many others including RL Burnside, Taj Mahal and the North Mississippi All Stars.