Posted 20 May 2019
"Reel South: Ingrid" will premiere Thursday, May 23, at 10 p.m. on the Arkansas Educational Television Network.
Ingrid Gipson was a successful fashion designer who gave up her big-city career for a reclusive life of solitude and unhindered creativity in Arkansas's rural Ouachita Mountains. This documentary film purposefully explores her current world as she lives off the land, works on her homestead and makes art from natural materials. As if through poetry, she opens up her world again to those willing to listen.
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.
Hosted by Valerie June, "Reel South" is a cooperative documentary series between the South's PBS-member stations: UNC-TV Public Media North Carolina, South Carolina ETV, Alabama Public Television, AETN, Georgia Public Broadcasting and Louisiana Public Broadcasting.
The Arkansas Educational Television Network is Arkansas's only statewide public media network, which enhances lives by providing lifelong learning opportunities for people from all walks of life. AETN delivers local, award-winning productions and classic, trusted PBS programs aimed at sharing Arkansas and the world with viewers through the distinct channels AETN PBS, AETN Create, AETN PBS KIDS, AETN World and AETN AIRS on SAP. Audiences can also watch on several digital platforms, and members with AETN Passport have extended on-demand access to a rich library of public television programming. AETN depends on the generosity of Arkansans and the State of Arkansas to continue offering quality programming. Additional information is available at aetn.org. AETN is broadcast on KETS (Little Rock), KEMV (Mountain View), KETG (Arkadelphia), KAFT (Fayetteville), KTEJ (Jonesboro) and KETZ (El Dorado).