Originally published at: https://geektherapy.org/a-town-called-victoria/

Author: Newsroom

Coming to PBS Broadcast and Streaming Starting November 13th & 14th, 2023
Streaming on Amazon, the PBS website, PBS App, PBS YouTube Channel, iTunes, and more

Thursday, November 2, 2023 | Timing TBC 12:00PM-4:00PM ET/ 9:00AM-1:00PM PT 

November 13, 2023: Episode 1 & 2
November 14, 2023: Episode 3: The Trial
*Now available for early access on PBS Passport


A Texas town is thrown into the national spotlight when the local mosque erupts in flames. After decades of harmony, the small Muslim community of Victoria watches their cherished place of worship reduced to ash. With the fire ruled an arson and a local man arrested as the suspect, this small South Texas town must confront its own troubled history and its consequences in the present. From the trial of the suspect to the rebuilding of the mosque, A TOWN CALLED VICTORIA presents a nuanced portrait of a community confronting hate in its own midst, and grappling with deep-seated racial, religious, political, and economic rifts to find a collective way forward. 

A TOWN CALLED VICTORIA is A Reel South and Independent Lens Original Series. In Association with the Center for Asian American Media. A Time and Place and Film Exchange Production. 

Directed by Li Lu
Produced by Anthony Pedone, Li Lu
Executive in Charge for PBS Margaret Ebrahim
Directors of Photography Halyna Hutchins, ASC (Episode 1), Jason Gamble Harter (Episodes 2 & 3)
Editors Mike Saenz, Marie Richardson, Yasu Inoue
Story Editor Fahd Ahmed
Original Music by Jimmy LaValle
Associate Editor Marnie Salvani
Co-Producer Julian Higgins, Louise Henderson, Samir Ciali, Zohaib Qadri
Associate Producers Joshua Oman, Adrienne Childress
Story Consultant Rita Baghdadi