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Reel South


In 1952, gravedigger by day and bluesman by night Henry ‘Gip’ Gipson opened a ramshackle backyard juke joint in Alabama. Once scattered across the rural South, juke joints have become relics of the past. In the Spring of 2013, Gip’s Place, the last juke joint in Alabama, was raided and ordered to shut down. Gip follows the battle to keep the blues alive.

Telling Stories of the

In season three, REEL SOUTH partnered up again with Darius Rucker as the host. The series third go round showcases documentaries rooted in the tradition of Southern storytelling with compelling stories and unforgettable characters from Memphis and Austin, New Orleans and Birmingham, and the small towns in between. The Carolinas’ two statewide public television networks, UNC-TV Public Media North Carolina and South Carolina ETC partner to create this revealing series.

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Introducing REEL SOUTH Shorts

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Season two of REEL SOUTH explores the stories of people who make up the fiber of the American South. Witness a community struggling to recover after a tragic mining disaster, find the history behind a revolutionary North Carolina town called Soul City and much more.
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