Valerie June


The people, culture, landscape and history of the South both captivate and bewilder. In the cherished tradition of Southern storytelling, REEL SOUTH reveals the South's proud yet complicated heritage, as told by a diversity of voices and perspectives.

Hosted by Valerie June, REEL SOUTH is a cooperative documentary series between the South’s PBS-member stations: UNC-TV Public Media North Carolina, South Carolina ETV, Alabama Public Television, Arkansas’ AETN, Georgia Public Broadcasting, and Louisiana Public Broadcasting.

REEL SOUTH Season Four Premieres April 11

Steeped in Southern storytelling while often shattering Southern stereotypes, REEL SOUTH returns for another remarkable season of filmmaking resounding with powerful stories ranging in theme and geography.

Grammy®-nominated Two Trains Runnin’, featuring musical performances by Gary Clark Jr., Lucinda Williams and REEL SOUTH’s own Valerie June, kicks off the season with a search for two forgotten Mississippi blues singers during the height of the civil rights movement.

In other stories this season, a Latina woman takes sanctuary in a North Carolina church to avoid deportation, a stalwart homeless community reels from the effects of development in Nashville, and in Texas, passionate voices protest a pipeline crossing Native lands.

Coming Up on Reel South

A Texas Myth

The Glover family invites an indigenous activist group to start a protest camp on their land in West Texas. Roughly 20 miles north of the US-Mexico Border, the Two Rivers...

Season 4 Episode 402 56m 46s

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