Adapted from the ProPublica article, the documentary tells the compelling story of the Reels family, headed by the beloved “Mamie.” Since the post-emancipation era, the Reels clan has been dedicated to farming, fishing, and building a sustainable life on their vast coastal property along North Carolina’s Silver Dollar Road.
Their steadfast commitment led to their wrongful 2011 conviction for civil contempt, resulting in the harshest sentence ever given for such an offense in North Carolina – eight grueling years in prison. Released in 2019, Mamie, Melvin, and Licurtis now face the daunting task of reclaiming the land unjustly taken from their family’s heritage.
Catch this documentary in select theaters on October 13th and on Prime Video starting October 20th.
About Silver Dollar Road TV Show
This documentary, based on the ProPublica article, delves into the Reels family's remarkable story, led by the beloved matriarch, "Mamie." From the days after emancipation, they've toiled to build a sustainable life on their coastal North Carolina land. In 2011, an unjust civil contempt conviction resulted in an unprecedented eight-year prison sentence. Released in 2019, Mamie, Melvin, and Licurtis now face the uphill battle of reclaiming their ancestral land. Witness their compelling journey in select theaters on October 13th and on Prime Video starting October 20th.Keep track of the cancel/renew status of all your favorite shows. Check out and bookmark our TV shows cancelled in 2019-20 season and TV shows renewed for 2020-21 season lists.