Reel South Shorts

Uniontown

Uniontown weaves together the unheard individual narratives of grassroots organizers in Uniontown, Alabama, as they fight to take back the town from the hands of industrial polluters and complacent politicians...

Reel South Shorts Episode 321 15m42s

The Derby

Following the haves and the have-nots during Kentucky Derby weekend, The Derby explores unseen sides of Kentucky’s biggest sporting event. From an anonymous reveler on Millionaires Row, to Guatemalan equine...

Reel South Shorts Episode 320 14m43s

Cotton Plant

Cotton Plant, Arkansas grapples with steep and steady decline. Drowning in debt and immense population loss, the town faces a harsh reality: grow, or die. Mayor Willard C. Ryland, a...

Reel South Shorts Episode 319 5m 45s

SIGNS

A short documentary about the continued vandalism of the signs commemorating Emmett Till’s death after they were put up in 2007. These signs, erected by the Emmett Till Memorial Commission,...

Reel South Shorts Episode 318 3m 43s

The Basin

Decades of oil and gas infrastructure projects in Louisiana’s Atchafalaya Basin have recklessly altered the flow of water across the wetland, forcing crawfishermen working in the Basin to ask hard...

Reel South Shorts Episode 317 10m 28s

The Country Priest

Father Roy Snipes has lived in Texas his whole life and seen it all, especially along the Mexico border. He has dedicated his life to the oblates and keeping religion...

Reel South Shorts Episode 316 10m 15s

A Penny For Your Thoughts

Illustrated scenes and archival footage of 1970's pop-culture animate Arthur Bremer’s diary entry planning the assassination of former Alabama governor George Wallace during his 1972 presidential campaign.

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A Chip off the Old Rock

On seven Saturdays each fall, a tranquil South Carolina town, becomes a college football metropolis. Its heart is Howard’s Rock. Players rub it for luck before entering Clemson Memorial Stadium....

Reel South Shorts Episode 314 10m 41s

Station 15

High school student and poet, Chasity Hunter, experienced intense flooding in her New Orleans neighborhood during both Hurricane Katrina and recent summer rainstorms. Inspired to find out how safe her...

Reel South Shorts Episode 313 14m 40s

The Woman Who Was in Love With Seashells & Other Stories

In the uphill battle against fishing regulations, a changing climate, and their own geographical isolation, multiple generations of the residents of Atlantic, NC tell stories about their home and its...

Reel South Shorts Episode 312 15m 21s

Cowgirl Up

The first time LaBrelah was on a horse she was eight months old. Today, she is an accomplished barrel racer in Southern rodeo circuits. With her family’s unending support, this...

Reel South Shorts Episode 311 5m 24s

Prom Day

Emboldened by a giant block party on the evening of their high school prom, a group of students enter the night with the hope of transcending their rural town and...

Reel South Shorts Episode 222 7m 1s

Titanic Boy

When most people are asked to name a life changing event in their adolescence, few people would claim the Titanic, a 100+ year old ship, had a profound impact on...

Reel South Shorts Episode 221 7m 41s

The Original Richard McMahan

Richard McMahan is on a quest to painstakingly re-create thousands of famous and not-so-famous paintings and artifacts-- in miniature. From well-loved Picasso and Frida Kahlo paintings to more obscure intricate...

Reel South Shorts Episode 220 21m 9s

Keepers

Organic farmer Kelley Penn wanted to learn how to keep honeybees and Bobby Jack Smith had been capturing wild swarms since he was a kid; despite their differences, bees brought...

Reel South Shorts Episode 219 6m 1s

In This World

15-year-old Courvosier “Vosiey” Cox is a triple threat: an actor, singer and comedian. He is planning the talent show he is sure will launch his career in front of hordes...

Reel South Shorts Episode 218 15m 25s

Less Hell More Angel

America is a patchwork quilt, and stories are its stitching. In a divided age, we need unifying stories more than ever. In order to find them, I practice the lost...

Reel South Shorts Episode 217 10m 27s

La Comida de los Cocineros

Before leaving Mexico for North Carolina, Oscar didn’t know how to flip a tortilla on the grill. Now, under the direction of a James Beard award-winning chef, he and fellow...

Reel South Shorts Episode 216 6m 28s

A Thousand Midnights

This experimental documentary chronicles the contemporary manifestation of the economic and social histories of Black Americans who came to the North during the Great Migration in search of economic opportunities....

Reel South Shorts Episode 215 12m 46s

Hollerin' Contest at Spivey’s Corner

This short documentary follows the stories of three unique competitors at the National Hollerin' Contest, an annual competition that’s been held in Spivey’s Corner, North Carolina since 1969. Hollerin’ itself...

Reel South Shorts Episode 214 12m 54s

American Moderate

Liz, a millennial first time voter from the South struggles to find herself, and a candidate that represents her, during the 2016 presidential primary. Liz feels torn between her family...

Reel South Shorts Episode 213 14m 46s