America ReFramed

From Here | Through Art Is an Identity and Existence

Akim Nguyen, a Berlin-based street artist born in Vietnam, immigrated to Germany alone and had to deal with a country, systems and households who did not understand him. Through his art like with graffiti, Akim has a voice, and an outlet to express his experience as a child of refugees and a person who is able to traverse the globe.

From Here | Through Art Is an Identity and Existence


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    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.

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    By Water

    S11 E9 - 12m 59s

    BY WATER follows an unlikely hero's journey into his memories, which transform into a vehicle for reconciliation and healing. Based on a true story, the film was written and inspired by Iyabo Kwayana’s experience with her brother. Upon receiving an unexpected voicemail from him after his disappearance, Kwayana heeded her brother’s message and created this film as a way to “complete” his story.

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    No Time to Fail

    S11 E7 - 1h 30m

    Rhode Island's local election administrators and poll workers work around the clock to secure the vote for their community during the 2020 election -- midst an onslaught of attacks from a sitting President and the deadly threat of a global pandemic. Once invisible to the general public, NO TIME TO FAIL spotlights election administrators as the ground zero of American democracy.

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