PBS North Carolina (formerly UNC-TV) is presenting some free virtual events. Please read on to learn about each, and make sure to follow the links to register.
PBS American Portrait—The Power of Personal Storytelling
Screening and Discussion and Audience Q&A
Monday, March 22nd, 2021
7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
PBS North Carolina, the State Library of North Carolina, The Monti, and PBS American Portrait present The Power of Personal Storytelling—a unique virtual event.
Join PBS North Carolina for a special screening of personal stories from three local storytellers. View their short films and hear what motivates the creators to tell their stories. After the screening, a discussion will be moderated by Jeff Polish, executive director of The Monti, a Durham-area non-profit that invites people from the community to tell personal stories without the use of notes—it is just simple storytelling. Attendees are encouraged to engage with the panelists via the virtual chat feature and participate in an audience Q & A.
Moderator: Jeff Polish, executive director, The Monti
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Link to join the virtual event will be emailed to you prior to the event. There is still time to tell your story. Share your story with PBS American Portrait.
Preview Screening of PBS NC REEL SOUTH—Muni
Discussion & Audience Q & A
Tuesday, March 30th, 2021
7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
PBS North Carolina, South Carolina ETV, and Louisiana Public Broadcasting, executive producers of REEL SOUTH, present a preview screening of MUNI and virtual discussion— kicking off Season Six of REEL SOUTH.
MUNI is a love letter to the game of golf, as told by the African American caddies-turned-players who built a rich and vibrant golf culture on a southern municipal course in Asheville, North Carolina. Several folks featured in the film share their experiences on the wonderment of the game, including Dal Raiford, a PGA teaching pro who never misses a chance to share some humor. The film is narrated by Darius Rucker.
Following the special screening, join us for an engaging virtual discussion featuring the filmmaker, Paul Bonesteel. REEL SOUTH series producer Nick Price will sit down with Bonesteel for an intimate conversation about the making of the film, the folks he got to meet who actually played on the famous golf course in Asheville, and the social justice and inequities present on the course then, and some issues still at top of mind in today’s current events.
Audience participation is encouraged, and you will be able to ask questions via the chat feature. We will make every attempt to get to all questions submitted. Link to virtual event will be sent by email when you register.
PBS North Carolina Indie Lens Preview Screening of Philly D.A. Preview Screening, Discussion & Audience Q & A
Tuesday, April 6th, 2021
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
PBS North Carolina, together with RiverRun International Film Festival and State Library North Carolina, proudly present an Indie Lens Pop-up Preview Screening and Discussion — Philly D.A.
About the film: In this upcoming special eight-part docuseries from the acclaimed PBS documentary anthology series, Independent Lens, Philly D.A., filmmakers Ted Passon and Yoni Brook bring you an incredible inside look at the criminal justice system and one man’s journey to transform it. In 2017, Philadelphia had one of the highest incarceration rates of any major city in the United States. And it’s become the epicenter of a historic experiment that could shape the future of prosecution in America for decades to come. When civil rights attorney Larry Krasner mounted a longshot campaign to become District Attorney—and won—he pledged to end mass incarceration by changing the culture of the criminal justice system from within. With unprecedented access to Krasner’s office, Philly D.A. explores the most pressing social issues of our time—police brutality, the opioid crisis, gun violence, and mass incarceration—through the lens of one man attempting fundamental overhaul from within the system.
Philly D.A., is coming to PBS’s Independent Lens, on Tuesday, April 20, PBS NC, and on the PBS streaming app. Philly D.A. is an eight-part series, exclusively available on Independent Lens | PBS.Subscribe to Triangle on the Cheap
More virtual eventsCheck out our big list of upcoming virtual events, or look at a few of them here:
Monday, April 19, 2021
Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Thursday, April 22, 2021
Friday, April 23, 2021
Saturday, April 24, 2021
Sunday, April 25, 2021
Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Friday, April 30, 2021
Sunday, May 2, 2021