Reel South Shorts

Cowgirl Up

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

The Woman Who Was in Love With Seashells & Other Stories

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

Station 15

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

A Chip off the Old Rock

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

A Penny For Your Thoughts

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.

Reel South Shorts Episode 315 8m 49s

The Country Priest

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

The Basin

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

SIGNS

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

Cotton Plant

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

The Derby

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

Uniontown

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

As In Death

As In Death

In the wake of a community tragedy, Sidney Brodie begins the Durham Homicide and Memorial Quilt. Every time someone is killed in Durham, he adds their name. But as Sidney...

Reel South Shorts Episode 322 16m 26s

Some Million Miles

Some Million Miles

Set atop Sand Mountain, Alabama, SOME MILLION MILES presents a meditation on loss and the search for redemption amid a rural landscape of abundant beauty and deep poverty. Through a...

Reel South Shorts Episode 323 12m 32s

Knocking Down the Fences

Knocking Down the Fences

This is the story of a superstar athlete and why the sports industry hasn't put her on your radar. AJ Andrews is the first woman to win a Rawlings Gold...

Reel South Shorts Episode 324 12m 3s

Mentor

Mentor

Tre Singleton spends an average of thirty hours a week mentoring a group of young Black men in Savannah, Georgia where he exposes them to other mentors and new skill...

Reel South Shorts Episode 325 06m 03s

Quilt Fever

Quilt Fever

Nearly 30,000 quilters descend upon Paducah, Kentucky, every year for its huge quilt competition, doubling the town’s population. “The Academy Awards of quilting” is a week-long spectacle in which quilters...

Reel South Shorts Episode 511 15m 49s

Coup d'Etat Math

Coup d'Etat Math

Coup d'Etat Math is an animated short that depicts four stories that speak to the complex equation of each immigrant’s journey. Purposely ambiguous in place and time, each story builds...

Reel South Shorts Episode 512 8m 45s

Darrouzett, TX

Darrouzett, TX

Darrouzett, Texas is a tiny, 100-year-old homesteaded community that represents an often overlooked population: elderly Americans living in rural places. It also represents a phenomenon happening all over the United...

Reel South Shorts Episode 513 12m 27s

History in Pieces

History in Pieces

Some people collect baseball cards or coins. For Kent Westbrook, he actively collects tools, bowls, pots, and more made in Arkansas. His simple hobby spans over 65 years and slowly...

Reel South Shorts Episode 514 5m 4s

Lipstick and Leather

Lipstick and Leather

In a buttoned-up city like DC, what happens when drag queens go rogue? LIPSTICK AND LEATHER explores the “alt-drag” community in the nation’s capital, and across the east coast.

Drag...

Reel South Shorts Episode 515 18m 21s

Le Boulanger

Le Boulanger

In 1965, Francois Poupart and his wife immigrated from Bordeaux, France to Lafayette, Louisiana in search of a better life. They settled there finding themselves feeling at home because of...

Reel South Shorts Episode 516 08m 08s

A Fine Girl

A Fine Girl

Brandi Jarrow, a 27-year old trans woman of color from New Orleans, takes the personal and professional success she has achieved as a hairstylist, and works to open an inclusive...

Reel South Shorts Episode 608 17m 41s

Bug Farm

Bug Farm

BUG FARM uses the premise of an unusual livestock to focus on new economic opportunities in agriculture, the future of our food industry, and most importantly, the individuals that will...

Reel South Shorts Episode 609 14m 16s

Kids Game

Kids Game

As of 2019, the San Antonio Metro Region in Texas leads the US in poverty, with one-in-four children experiencing hunger. The mentoring program “City Kids Adventures” provides San Antonio underserved...

Reel South Shorts Episode 610 10m 17s

Disrupted Borders

Disrupted Borders

El Paso is part of a border intersecting three states and two countries. It is considered the “Ellis Island of the South” with over 81% Hispanic population. This is a...

Reel South Shorts Episode 611 19m 5s

There Was Nobody Here We Knew

There Was Nobody Here We Knew

Outside Washington, DC in the suburbs of Northern Virginia, Waleed Malik, a middle aged Pakistani immigrant becomes fascinated by a mysterious glowing orb outside his 12th floor apartment window. Meanwhile...

Reel South Shorts Episode 614 9m 21s