Indie Films

America ReFramed

America ReFramed brings to life compelling stories, personal voices and experiences that illuminate the contours of our ever-changing country. Since 2012, the series has premiered 170 films - more than half helmed by female makers and a third credited to BIPOC makers - centering stories of the LGBTQ community, people with disabilities, the formerly incarcerated, veterans, immigrants and more.

The Cost of Inheritance

55m 23s

THE COST OF INHERITANCE, an America ReFramed special, explores the complex issue of reparations in the U.S. using a thoughtful approach to history, historical injustices, systemic inequities, and critical dialogue on racial conciliation. Through personal narratives, community inquiries, and scholarly insights, it aims to inspire understanding of the scope and rationale of the reparations debate.

Episodes

  • The Cost of Inheritance: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Cost of Inheritance

    S12 E1 - 55m 23s

    THE COST OF INHERITANCE, an America ReFramed special, explores the complex issue of reparations in the U.S. using a thoughtful approach to history, historical injustices, systemic inequities, and critical dialogue on racial conciliation. Through personal narratives, community inquiries, and scholarly insights, it aims to inspire understanding of the scope and rationale of the reparations debate.

Extras + Features

  • A Woman on the Outside | Trailer: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    A Woman on the Outside | Trailer

    S12 E2 - 2m 8s

    After watching nearly every man in her life disappear into prison, Kristal Bush channels her struggle into reuniting other Philadelphia families divided by incarceration. But when her father and brother come home after decades behind bars, she confronts the greatest challenge yet - can she unite her own family without losing herself?

  • The Cost of Inheritance | Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Cost of Inheritance | Preview

    S12 E1 - 30s

    THE COST OF INHERITANCE, an America ReFramed special, explores the complex issue of reparations in the U.S. using a thoughtful approach to history, historical injustices, systemic inequities, and critical dialogue on racial conciliation. Through personal narratives, community inquiries, and scholarly insights, it aims to inspire understanding of the scope and rationale of the reparations debate.

  • The Cost of Inheritance | The Wealth Gap of Black Americans: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Cost of Inheritance | The Wealth Gap of Black Americans

    S12 E1 - 2m 37s

    Through her ancestry, the harm they created in slavery, and the privilege it has granted her, Lotte Lieb Dula found Briayna Cuffie in her work on reparations. The two work together to tell their own stories and teach Americans about what they can do to repair their history. What they also share is the wealth gap between Black and white Americans that began with slavery and continues today.

  • The Cost of Inheritance | A Reparation of Land: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Cost of Inheritance | A Reparation of Land

    S12 E1 - 2m 50s

    In 2019, Sarah Eisner discovered acres of land that her ancestor, George Adam Keller, granted to enslaved Zeke Quarterman in the 1800s. But the title of ownership was never legally given. Eisner connected with Quarterman's descendant, Randy, who at first doubted the proposition, and they are now working together to right history's wrongs.

  • The Cost of Inheritance | Georgetown Univ. 272 Descendants: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Cost of Inheritance | Georgetown Univ. 272 Descendants

    S12 E1 - 2m 11s

    For the GU 272 Descendants Association, the sale of each of their ancestors as slaves is personal. They gathered together to confront the ugly truth, including meeting with the Maryland Province Jesuits and Georgetown University, who were involved in this history, and explaining why they deserve representation in conversations like Georgetown's Slavery, Memory, and Reconciliation Working Group.

  • The Cost of Inheritance | Trailer: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Cost of Inheritance | Trailer

    S12 E1 - 1m

    THE COST OF INHERITANCE, an America ReFramed special, explores the complex issue of reparations in the U.S. using a thoughtful approach to history, historical injustices, systemic inequities, and critical dialogue on racial conciliation. Through personal narratives, community inquiries, and scholarly insights, it aims to inspire understanding of the scope and rationale of the reparations debate.

  • The Cost of Inheritance | Callie House & Reparations History: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Cost of Inheritance | Callie House & Reparations History

    S12 E1 - 1m 19s

    Beginning in the 1800s, the reparations movement started with Mrs. Callie House, who led the National Ex-Slave Mutual Relief, Bounty and Pension Association. Historian Mary Frances Berry tells of House's efforts to organize Black Americans to ask for compensation from the government and the backlash against her that would not slow the activist down until her death.

  • In Search of Bengali Harlem | Trailer: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    In Search of Bengali Harlem | Trailer

    S12 E5 - 2m 4s

    As a teen, Alaudin Ullah was swept up by the energy of hip-hop and rebelled against his Bangladeshi roots. Now a playwright contending with post-9/11 Hollywood’s Islamophobia, he sets out to tell his parents’ stories. IN SEARCH OF BENGALI HARLEM tracks his quest from mid-20th-century Harlem to Bangladesh, unveiling intertwined histories of South Asian Muslims, African Americans, and Puerto Ricans.

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