Reel South: Private Violence
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 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.
Reel South: 120 Days
Due to his immigration status, family man Miguel Cortes must make a tough choice. After an unexpected traffic stop, a North Carolina judge has offered Miguel 120 days to get his affairs in order and self-deport to Mexico - leaving his wife and two daughters behind. Will he leave for Mexico or disappear into the shadows in his adopted homeland?
AfroPoP: Omo Child: The Bush and the River
In Ethiopia's Omo valley, children are being killed horrifically under an ancient tradition known as 'mingi.' One young tribesman strives for change through education and adopting the cursed children but challenging tribal superstition isn't easy. As he battles to save lives, things are not all that they seem.
America ReFramed: A New Color - The Art of Being Edythe Boone
The life and work of self-taught artist Edythe Boone. Filmed over five years, follow the spirited and captivating septuagenarian who became an artist/activist simply because empowering and building community is “the right thing to do.” Ultimately, Boone’s mission is to empower individuals and transform communities through art and activism.
Chasing the Dream: A PBS NewsHour Weekend Special
There were no bigger issues fueling the 2016 election than jobs and the increasing number of Americans who feel that a recovering economy simply passed them by. From the rural towns of Eastern Kentucky to the heart of Silicon Valley, stories of struggles and solutions — and new light on the growing economic divide felt by millions of Americans.
Local, USA: Voices from Atlantic City
In 1976, Atlantic City legalized casinos but by 2014, four of the twelve closed, costing nearly 8,000 jobs. Today, the the political and economic future of the casinos, the people and the city hang precariously in the balance. This is the story of the rise and fall through the unique perspectives of local stakeholders who still manage to have hope.
Reel South: The State of Eugenics
Between 1933 and 1974, North Carolina ran one of the most aggressive eugenics programs, sterilizing more than 7,600 men, women and children. This film follows the journey of survivors, legislators and journalists who insist the state confront its role in the tragic, forced sterilization of Americans thought to have “undesirable” genetics.
Reel South: Deep Run
Exiled by family and rejected by an ex, 17-year-old Jasmine finds new love and the courage to become Cole, a strong-willed transgender man, in this powerful verité portrait of trans life in rural North Carolina. Cole’s candid humor and steadfast Christian beliefs counter the bigotry he experiences daily.