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, Louisiana Public Broadcasting, and Virginia's VPM.

REEL SOUTH Season Four

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

Saint Cloud Hill

Captain Chris Scott rallies a colony of tent residents to defend their provisional homes against the forces of gentrification. As development encroaches on the community, the tragedies and personal experiences...

Season 4 Episode 409 55m 46s

Submit to Reel South Season 5

Submit your film and join us on a journey through the REEL SOUTH. Deadline: July 15, 2019