America ReFramed

America ReFramed

  • 2012
  • 7 Seasons
  • 7.4  (14)

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.

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Blood Memory
6. Blood Memory
November 17, 2020
For Sandy White Hawk, the story of America's Indian Adoption Era is not one of saving children but of destroying families and tribes. As an adoption survivor, Sandy sets out to reclaim the missing pieces of her stolen past only to discover that her's was not an isolated case. BLOOD MEMORY explores the communal healing that is sparked by the return of this stolen generation.
Vision Portraits
5. Vision Portraits
June 30, 2020
Acclaimed director Rodney Evans takes viewers on a personal journey as he ponders how the deterioration of his vision will impact his life and work as a filmmaker. Interviewing blind and low vision artists - a photographer, a dancer and a writer - Evans embarks on a quest to learn how other artists have continued to create art and how their journeys might serve as inspiration for his own.
Little Miss Westie
4. Little Miss Westie
June 16, 2020
A loving and insightful portrait of two transgender siblings - Luca and Ren - and their parents, set in the changing social climate following the 2016 presidential election. LITTLE MISS WESTIE takes audiences behind the scenes as the family navigates puberty, school, dating and more as the children begin living in their authentic genders and Ren participates in the Lil' Miss Westie Pageant.
Tutwiler
3. Tutwiler
May 19, 2020
TUTWILER takes audiences into Alabama's only maximum security women's penitentiary, Julia Tutwiler Prison, and explores the Alabama Prison Birth Project, helping expectant and new mothers learn childbirth and parenting skills while dealing with the pain of being separated from their children.
Jaddoland
2. Jaddoland
May 12, 2020
JADDOLAND is an intimate portrait of the work and process of visual artist Lahib Jaddo while offering a fresh look at the immigrant story in America. Through an exploration of Jaddo's art and connections to her life in Texas, the film also drafts a unique picture of how art can help both the creator and the audience make sense of familial and cultural connections, loss, perseverance and life.
Where the Pavement Ends
1. Where the Pavement Ends
May 5, 2020
Transporting viewers to Missouri towns - then all-Black Kinloch and the all-white community of Ferguson, examining the shared histories and deep racial divides affecting both. Through recordings, photographs and recollections, WHERE THE PAVEMENT ENDS draws parallels between a 1960s dispute over a physical barricade erected between the towns and the 2014 shooting death by police of Michael Brown.
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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.America ReFramed is a series that is currently running and has 7 seasons (108 episodes). The series first aired on September 9, 2012.

Where to Watch America ReFramed

America ReFramed is available for streaming on the WORLD TV website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch America ReFramed on demand at and PBS.

  • Premiere Date
    September 9, 2012
  • IMDB Rating
    7.4  (14)