Sociology


New! Episode 1: Little Satchmo (Reel South, Season 7) 56 min.

Little Satchmo is an intimate exploration of the iconic Louis Armstrong's life and legacy through his relationship with the daughter that the public never knew existed. Based on a revealing memoir written by Armstrong's silent daughter, the film seeks to correct a historical narrative relying on caricature for too long.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2022

New! Episode 2: Bury Me at Taylor Hollow (Reel South, Season 7) 56 min.

After spending 15 years working in the conventional funeral industry, a passionate mortician is paving uncharted territory to help create the first natural burial ground of its kind in Tennessee. Bury Me at Taylor Hollow recounts his personal journey from mortuary traditionalist to global-thinking environmentalist, as he seeks a better place for his community to lay to rest.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2022

New! Episode 3: Quaranteened (Reel South, Season 7) 56 min.

Follow the lives of four sisters from a blended family in Durham, North Carolina, as they cope with the anxiety of their disrupted lives and stolen dreams with humor, self-reflection, and just enough mayhem to pass the time. Filmed by their filmmaker dad as the days begin to blur one into the other, these girls languish, suspended in time, like so many of us still.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2022

New! Episode 4: Florida Woman (Reel South, Season 7) 22 min.

When the media gets wind of Mary Thorn’s alligator story, she’s characterized as just another crazy “Florida Man.” Florida Woman peels back the curtain on the media’s portrayal of a nurturing woman –– an ex-pro wrestler turned animal lover, who challenges the state in order to save her pet alligator. Mary and her gator Rambo reveal the humanity and complexity behind the viral headlines.

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New! Episode 5: Madame Pipi (Reel South, Season 7) 25 min.

Follow the lives of Haitian bathroom attendants working in Miami’s hottest nightclubs. Often invisible, underpaid and underappreciated, their stories showcase a custodial world built on the backs of women of color, in a city known for debauchery, diversity and exceptionalism.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2022

New! Episode 6: Broken Wings (Reel South, Season 7) 56 min.

In picturesque Hot Springs, Arkansas, a one-winged American black vulture named Adonis captivates a small town. The bird is lovingly cared for by two devoted women: Jayne, a down-on-her-luck Arkansas waitress, and Ann, her 80-year-old British roommate. Broken Wings asks: How can a bird who devours the dead inspire the living?

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New! Making Black America 240 min.

This four-hour series, hosted by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., chronicles the vast social networks and organizations created by and for Black people-beyond the reach of the “White gaze.” Gates takes viewers into an extraordinary world that showcases Black people’s ability to collectively prosper, defy white supremacy and define Blackness in ways that transformed America itself.

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New! Making Black America: Episode 1 53 min.

As Black people fought for full citizenship, hour one explores how free African Americans exercised their self-determination by building communities, establishing schools, and creating associations that would become the foundational pillars of Black America. Host Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the organizations, networks and artistic impression created by and for Black people.

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New! Making Black America: Episode 2 53 min.

As Jim Crow laws went into effect, African Americans built a “life behind the veil” to meet their educational, economic, political, and cultural needs. Hour two explores the genesis of these organizations and networks that paved the way for Black life to flourish. Host Henry Louis Gates, Jr. highlights the progress Black people made during the early 20th Century.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2022

New! Making Black America: Episode 3 53 min.

In hour three, the Great Depression devastates America’s economy and brings Black America to its knees. To survive, the Black community uses social networks to navigate the oppressive realities of Jim Crow. Host Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores how social networks formed the cultural, economic and political foundation of the Civil Rights Movement which would transform America’s race relations.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2022