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Echoes of the Rio

Season 9 Episode 906 | 8m 06s

One El Paso filmmaker calls on her Indigenous and Mexican ancestors to explore the cyclical starvation of the Rio Grande river and the human and inhumane factors contributing to the disappearance of its culture and bounty.

Aired: 05/12/24 | Expires: 07/31/24
Support for Reel South is made possible by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Center for Asian American Media and by SouthArts.
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Joyce Dugan recalls her resolution to purchase land that was important to the EBCI.
Cecil Taylor shares his family history of tobacco farming.
For the Whites, supporting Black farmers is a family tradition.
Juan Mancias fights for access to Boca Chica, an important cultural site for his tribe.
The Rio Grande is plagued by drought, taking away a source of cultural connection.
How the Eastern Band of Cherokee reclaimed their land.
Indigenous and Mexican ancestors explore the history and disappearance of the Rio Grande.
With eyes toward space, Texas restricts access to an otherworldly beach.
A Black farmer in Virginia wrestles with tradition and the changing needs of the economy.
A Black scientist in Arkansas guides farmers through agricultural challenges.
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A Black scientist in Arkansas guides farmers through agricultural challenges.
How the Eastern Band of Cherokee reclaimed their land.
A Black farmer in Virginia wrestles with tradition and the changing needs of the economy.
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