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 youth with the opportunity to hunt and harvest wildlife for their families.
Belgian native Michiel Thomas is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, cameraman and editor based in Los Angeles, CA. His debut documentary GAME FACE was distributed worldwide by Netflix in 2016, screened at more than 50 international film festivals and won a dozen awards. Hissecond feature doc, THAT'S WILD, premiered at the 2020 Florida Film Festival and won the Director's Spotlight Award at the 2020 Ouray Film Festival. Michiel has worked on a wide range of subject matter, and for various clients in all parts of the world: from HBO to TBS and BBC News to Belgian TV.
The people, culture, landscape and history of the South both captivate and bewilder. In the cherished tradition of Southern storytelling, REEL SOUTH reveals the South’s proud yet complicated heritage, as told by a diversity of voices and perspectives.
Reel South is a cooperative documentary series between the South’s PBS-member stations: PBS North Carolina, South Carolina ETV, Alabama Public Television, Arkansas PBS, Louisiana Public Broadcasting, Texas Tech Public Media, and Virginia’s VPM. Support for Reel South is brought to audiences by the National Endowment for the Arts, Center for Asian American Media, and by SouthArts.