REEL SOUTH

Cash Crop

Season 9 Episode 906 | 10m 43s  | Video has closed captioning.

In Southern Virginia, Black farmers like Cecil Shell balance their interests in honoring their tradition of tobacco farming against the onset of solar energy farms exploding across the region. Through Cecil, the film explores one rural county’s shifting economic interests and his own efforts to steward the community, including Black landowners, through changing times.

Aired: 05/13/24

Expires: 07/31/24

Rating: NR

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