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.
Private Violence (#209H) Duration: 54:16 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.
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.
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.
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.
Eat White Dirt (#202H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
By Adam Forrester. Discover the oddly spellbinding personal, cultural and scientific history of the deeply transgressive and often misunderstood practice of consuming earth, a phenomenon known as geophagy. The film collects and combines the experiences, processes and explanations of people who eat white dirt with information from the scientists who study the phenomenon.
Cotton Road (#103H) Duration: 55:27 STEREO TVG
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. This film follows the cotton commodity from South Carolina farms to Chinese factories, illuminating the people and processes behind a global supply chain. By Laura Kissel.
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.