Reginald D. Hunter popped up on an Edinburgh Review show on TV and they showed a clip from his film, ’Songs of the South.’ I recall watching it earlier this year on BBC. It was a nuanced view of the American South, a very personal view, a view that took into account his own development as well as that of the southern states. He used the music to set the mood of the programme, and for reflection. He painted a very personal picture and we saw the place in subtle and challenging ways. It left me with lots to ponder: the nature of people and place, the prison and the window that history can be. I got the feeling that he returned to the land of his birth with trepidation and left it more at ease with a past (both personal and societal) that he fled years previously. The music was a good companion to a tender and thoughtful piece of documentary making.