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America ReFramed

Through the lens of independent documentaries, AMERICA REFRAMED brings to audiences compelling stories that illuminate the changing contours of an ever-evolving America. The social issue series presents an array of personal voices and experiences through which we learn from our past, understand our present and are challenged to seek new frameworks for America’s future. Hosted by Natasha Del Toro.

Jack & Yaya

1h 23m

From a young age, Yaya and Jack saw each other as they truly were, a girl and a boy, even though most of the world didn’t see them that way. As they grew older, they supported each other as they both came out as transgender. JACK & YAYA follows these two friends for a year and explores their unique, thirty-year relationship.

Episodes

  • Jack & Yaya: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Jack & Yaya

    S9 E12 - 1h 23m

    From a young age, Yaya and Jack saw each other as they truly were, a girl and a boy, even though most of the world didn’t see them that way. As they grew older, they supported each other as they both came out as transgender. JACK & YAYA follows these two friends for a year and explores their unique, thirty-year relationship.

  • Meltdown in Dixie: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Meltdown in Dixie

    S9 E11 - 55m 5s

    In the wake of the 2015 Charleston Massacre, a battle erupts in Orangeburg, South Carolina between the Sons of Confederate Veterans and an ice cream shop owner forced to fly the Confederate flag in his parking lot. MELTDOWN IN DIXIE explores the broader role of Confederate symbolism in 21st century America and the lingering racial oppression which these symbols help maintain.

  • Curtain Up!: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Curtain Up!

    S9 E9 - 1h 9m

    In New York City's Chinatown, the theater club of PS 124 is staging an adaptation of the film "Frozen.” As the 5th graders gear up and rehearse for the musical production, nervous excitement and flubbed lines brush up against cultural stereotypes, family expectations, and post-graduation uncertainties. CURTAIN UP! shares a kid’s-eye view of the wonders of discovering art, culture and identity.

  • Far East Deep South: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Far East Deep South

    S9 E8 - 1h 13m

    Charles Chiu and his family’s search for their roots takes them on an eye-opening journey through the Mississippi Delta, uncovering otherwise unknown stories and the racially complex history of Chinese immigrants in the segregated South. This Chinese American family’s unforgettable story offers a poignant and important perspective on race relations, immigration and American identity.

  • The Place That Makes Us: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Place That Makes Us

    S9 E6 - 1h 9m

    A quintessential post-industrial American city is seen through the efforts of a new generation. This film is an inspiring portrait of the people of Youngstown, Ohio who have chosen not to abandon their hometown, but to stay, rebuild and make a life for themselves. THE PLACE THAT MAKES US is a powerful testament of the resilience and dedication it takes to change a community.

  • Bring It Home: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Bring It Home

    S9 E5 - 1h 10m

    BRING IT HOME tells the story of five families at a crossroads after the closing of the GM Lordstown auto plant. GM's decision forced thousands to decide between transferring out-of-state or staying put. If they stay, they risk loss of employment and benefits. As families wrestle these tough choices, they are left wondering why a company recording billions in profits is shuttering factories.

  • The Falconer: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Falconer

    S9 E3 - 58m 52s

    One of only a handful of African American falconers in the country, Rodney Stotts is on a mission to build a bird sanctuary and provide access to nature for his stressed community. This is a story of second chances: for injured birds of prey, for an abandoned plot of land, for a group of teenagers who have dropped out of high school, and for Rodney himself.

  • The Area: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Area

    S9 E1 - 55m 2s

    THE AREA is the odyssey of a South Side Chicago neighborhood, where hundreds of Black American families are being expelled from their homes by a multi-billion-dollar freight company. The documentary film follows homeowner-turned-activist Deborah Payne, who vows to be "the last house standing," as she and her neighbors fight the displacement that looms ahead.

Extras + Features

  • Jack & Yaya | Trailer: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Jack & Yaya | Trailer

    S9 E12 - 1m 50s

    From a young age, Yaya and Jack saw each other as they truly were, a girl and a boy, even though most of the world didn’t see them that way. As they grew older, they supported each other as they both came out as transgender. JACK & YAYA follows these two friends for a year and explores their unique, thirty-year relationship.

  • Jack & Yaya | Promo: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Jack & Yaya | Promo

    S9 E12 - 30s

    From a young age, Yaya and Jack saw each other as they truly were, a girl and a boy, even though most of the world didn’t see them that way. As they grew older, they supported each other as they both came out as transgender. JACK & YAYA follows these two friends for a year and explores their unique, thirty-year relationship.

  • Meltdown in Dixie | Trailer: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Meltdown in Dixie | Trailer

    S9 E11 - 1m 4s

    In the wake of the 2015 Charleston Massacre, a battle erupts in Orangeburg, South Carolina between the Sons of Confederate Veterans and an ice cream shop owner forced to fly the Confederate flag in his parking lot. MELTDOWN IN DIXIE explores the broader role of Confederate symbolism in 21st century America and the lingering racial oppression which these symbols help maintain.

  • Meltdown in Dixie | Promo: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Meltdown in Dixie | Promo

    S9 E11 - 30s

    In the wake of the 2015 Charleston Massacre, a battle erupts in Orangeburg, South Carolina between the Sons of Confederate Veterans and an ice cream shop owner forced to fly the Confederate flag in his parking lot. MELTDOWN IN DIXIE explores the broader role of Confederate symbolism in 21st century America and the lingering racial oppression which these symbols help maintain.

  • Hamtramck, USA | Trailer: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Hamtramck, USA | Trailer

    S9 E10 - 1m 30s

    Once known as a Polish Catholic town, Hamtramck, MI is now home to America’s first Muslim-majority city. As election season approaches, candidates set out to win hearts, minds and votes in this rapidly changing city. Going behind the scenes of small-town politics, HAMTRAMCK, USA explores the beauty and challenges that come with multiculturalism.

  • Hamtramck, USA | Promo: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Hamtramck, USA | Promo

    S9 E10 - 30s

    Once known as a Polish Catholic town, Hamtramck, MI is now home to America’s first Muslim-majority city. As election season approaches, candidates set out to win hearts, minds and votes in this rapidly changing city. Going behind the scenes of small-town politics, HAMTRAMCK, USA explores the beauty and challenges that come with multiculturalism.

  • Curtain Up! | Promo: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Curtain Up! | Promo

    S9 E9 - 30s

    In New York City's Chinatown, the theater club of PS 124 is staging an adaptation of the film "Frozen.” As the 5th graders gear up and rehearse for the musical production, nervous excitement and flubbed lines brush up against cultural stereotypes, family expectations, and post-graduation uncertainties. CURTAIN UP! shares a kid’s-eye view of the wonders of discovering art, culture and identity.

  • Curtain Up! | Trailer: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Curtain Up! | Trailer

    S9 E9 - 1m 7s

    In New York City's Chinatown, the theater club of PS 124 is staging an adaptation of the film "Frozen.” As the 5th graders gear up and rehearse for the musical production, nervous excitement and flubbed lines brush up against cultural stereotypes, family expectations, and post-graduation uncertainties. CURTAIN UP! shares a kid’s-eye view of the wonders of discovering art, culture and identity.

  • Far East Deep South | Promo: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Far East Deep South | Promo

    S9 E8 - 30s

    Charles Chiu and his family’s search for their roots takes them on an eye-opening journey through the Mississippi Delta, uncovering otherwise unknown stories and the racially complex history of Chinese immigrants in the segregated South. This Chinese American family’s unforgettable story offers a poignant and important perspective on race relations, immigration and American identity.

  • Far East Deep South | Trailer: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Far East Deep South | Trailer

    S9 E8 - 1m 17s

    Charles Chiu and his family’s search for their roots takes them on an eye-opening journey through the Mississippi Delta, uncovering otherwise unknown stories and the racially complex history of Chinese immigrants in the segregated South. This Chinese American family’s unforgettable story offers a poignant and important perspective on race relations, immigration and American identity.

  • Sisters Rising | Trailer: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Sisters Rising | Trailer

    S9 E7 - 1m 17s

    Native American women are 2.5 times more likely to experience sexual assault than all other American women, and 86% of the offenses are committed by non-Native men. SISTERS RISING follows six women who refuse to let this pattern of violence continue in the shadows. Their stories shine an unflinching light on righting injustice on both an individual and systemic level.

  • Sisters Rising | Promo: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Sisters Rising | Promo

    S9 E7 - 30s

    Native American women are 2.5 times more likely to experience sexual assault than all other American women, and 86% of the offenses are committed by non-Native men. SISTERS RISING follows six women who refuse to let this pattern of violence continue in the shadows. Their stories shine an unflinching light on righting injustice on both an individual and systemic level.

Schedule

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    America ReFramed

    Where the Pavement Ends

    Tuesday
    Aug 3

    1 Hour 30 Minutes

    Archival audio recordings, photographs and recollections of residents outline the histories and racial divides that affect the Missouri towns of Kinloch and Ferguson.
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    America ReFramed

    Where the Pavement Ends

    Wednesday
    Aug 4

    1 Hour 30 Minutes

    Archival audio recordings, photographs and recollections of residents outline the histories and racial divides that affect the Missouri towns of Kinloch and Ferguson.
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    America ReFramed: TVSS: Iconic

    America ReFramed

    Where the Pavement Ends

    Wednesday
    Aug 4

    1 Hour 30 Minutes

    Archival audio recordings, photographs and recollections of residents outline the histories and racial divides that affect the Missouri towns of Kinloch and Ferguson.
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    America ReFramed: TVSS: Iconic

    America ReFramed

    Where the Pavement Ends

    Saturday
    Aug 7

    1 Hour 30 Minutes

    Archival audio recordings, photographs and recollections of residents outline the histories and racial divides that affect the Missouri towns of Kinloch and Ferguson.
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    America ReFramed: TVSS: Iconic

    America ReFramed

    Where the Pavement Ends

    Sunday
    Aug 8

    1 Hour 30 Minutes

    Archival audio recordings, photographs and recollections of residents outline the histories and racial divides that affect the Missouri towns of Kinloch and Ferguson.
  • Image
    America ReFramed: TVSS: Iconic

    America ReFramed

    Where the Pavement Ends

    Sunday
    Aug 8

    1 Hour 30 Minutes

    Archival audio recordings, photographs and recollections of residents outline the histories and racial divides that affect the Missouri towns of Kinloch and Ferguson.
  • Image
    America ReFramed: TVSS: Iconic

    America ReFramed

    Where the Pavement Ends

    Sunday
    Aug 8

    1 Hour 30 Minutes

    Archival audio recordings, photographs and recollections of residents outline the histories and racial divides that affect the Missouri towns of Kinloch and Ferguson.
  • Image
    America ReFramed: TVSS: Iconic

    America ReFramed

    Pyne Point

    Tuesday
    Aug 10

    1 Hour 30 Minutes

    Members of North Camden Little League bring families, coaches and children together in a city plagued by gunfire and drug dealers.
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    America ReFramed

    Pyne Point

    Wednesday
    Aug 11

    1 Hour 30 Minutes

    Members of North Camden Little League bring families, coaches and children together in a city plagued by gunfire and drug dealers.
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    America ReFramed

    Pyne Point

    Wednesday
    Aug 11

    1 Hour 30 Minutes

    Members of North Camden Little League bring families, coaches and children together in a city plagued by gunfire and drug dealers.
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    America ReFramed

    Pyne Point

    Saturday
    Aug 14

    1 Hour 30 Minutes

    Members of North Camden Little League bring families, coaches and children together in a city plagued by gunfire and drug dealers.
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    America ReFramed

    Pyne Point

    Sunday
    Aug 15

    1 Hour 30 Minutes

    Members of North Camden Little League bring families, coaches and children together in a city plagued by gunfire and drug dealers.
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    America ReFramed

    Pyne Point

    Sunday
    Aug 15

    1 Hour 30 Minutes

    Members of North Camden Little League bring families, coaches and children together in a city plagued by gunfire and drug dealers.
  • Image
    America ReFramed: TVSS: Iconic

    America ReFramed

    Pyne Point

    Sunday
    Aug 15

    1 Hour 30 Minutes

    Members of North Camden Little League bring families, coaches and children together in a city plagued by gunfire and drug dealers.
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    America ReFramed: TVSS: Iconic

    America ReFramed

    Perfectly Normal for Me

    Tuesday
    Aug 17

    1 Hour

    Young people with physical disabilities prepare for a dance recital, becoming advocates for the powers of inclusion, respect and empathy.
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    America ReFramed

    Perfectly Normal for Me

    Wednesday
    Aug 18

    1 Hour

    Young people with physical disabilities prepare for a dance recital, becoming advocates for the powers of inclusion, respect and empathy.
  • Image
    America ReFramed: TVSS: Iconic

    America ReFramed

    Perfectly Normal for Me

    Wednesday
    Aug 18

    1 Hour

    Young people with physical disabilities prepare for a dance recital, becoming advocates for the powers of inclusion, respect and empathy.

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