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Those who are interested in history will find that this show gives a quick lesson. There are a total of 26 independent films that comprise the series. Each show is about 60 to 90 minutes long. The culture of the United States is explored as well as domestic events and ideas of the past and present.

Popular topics that are discussed include healthcare reform, immigration and politics. Viewers of the show will see a snapshot of these ideas in a way that will glorify the country in some cases and that will be an eye-opener in other situations. Shows are unfiltered, and nothing is left to the imagination. Brutal honesty is given by those who are in the films. The show goes all the way back to Native American life to stories of the current battles in Iran. Some pieces voice opinions while others are simply facts that are stated in front of the camera.

Sunday 8:00 PM et/pt on WORLD TV
5 Seasons, 79 Episodes
September 9, 2012
Cast: Natasha Del Torro
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America ReFramed Full Episode Guide

  • Family members, colleagues and friends recall cattleman Kirk Hanna, a leader in the environmental ranching movement focused on protecting the West from development and misuse.

  • Prescription drug abuse runs rampant in the Appalachian town of Oceana, W.Va.

  • Three families hoping to conceive a child enter a contest offering a free round of in vitro fertilization.

  • Eddy Zheng pursues freedom and rehabilitation after serving more than 20 years in prison for crimes he committed when he was 16.

  • Dinesh Sabu, whose parents died when he was six, journeys across the U.S. and India to learn more about them.

  • Filmmaker Matthew Hashiguchi explores how Japanese heritage influenced his Japanese-American family before and after World War II.

  • In 2012, The Vatican censured American nuns. "Radical Grace" follows three U.S. nuns, who refused to back down and continued to challenge the patriarchal system, are willing to lose it all and risk their place within the Catholic Church for their devotion to social justice and to meet their higher calling - to apply their faith to action.

  • A New Color - The Art of Being Edythe Boone focuses on the life and work of muralist, activist and educator, Edythe (Edy) Boone, a self-taught artist from East Harlem who moved to the San Francisco Bay area in search of a safe environment for her children. Filmed over five years, filmmaker Marlene "Mo" Morris follows Boone, the spirited and captivating septuagenarian who became an artist/activist simply because empowering and building community is “the right thing to do.” Concerned about the exceedingly high number of senseless deaths amongst young Black men in the U.S., Boone uses these injustices as part of the narrative in her murals.

  • Today, the Inupiaq Eskimo must navigate an uncertain future 80 miles above the Arctic Circle on a fragile barrier island disappearing due to climate change. "Kivalina" is a quiet but stirring portrait immersing viewers into the rarely seen lives of an Arctic tribe who try to continue to honor their way of life despite the government failing them.

  • Exploring 1960s music history when Bugaloo defined a new generation of urban Latinos.

  • Members of the girls' soccer team at Kelly High School on Chicago's south side confront social disadvantages as they reach for higher education.

  • An unemployed industrial engineer puts his life savings on the line in pursuit of re-energizing the hot dog-cart business in Washington, D.C. He faces challenges such as hostile city rules and an entrenched regional monopoly.

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