A group sits under a banner that reads "Dignitiy & Pride"

Through the lens of independent documentaries, "America ReFramed" brings to national audiences compelling stories that illuminate the changing contours of an ever-evolving America. The social-issue documentary 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.

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Agents of Change

"Agents of Change"​ looks at a pivotal moment when our nation was caught at the intersection of the Civil Rights, Black Power, and Anti-Vietnam War Movements. The film examines the racial conditions on college campuses across the U.S., focusing on two seminal protests: San Francisco State in 1968 and Cornell University in 1969.

Charlie Vs. Goliath

Former Catholic priest Charlie Hardy is 75 years old and has no money or political experience. But none of that dissuades him from running for the U.S. Senate in his home state of Wyoming. Charlie’s platform, which transcends party lines, is to get money out of politics, raise the minimum wage, and increase access to healthcare and higher education. As he and his three campaign volunteers crisscross the state in a decades-old school bus, can they sustain their grassroots campaign and effectively shake up the political establishment?

Through The Repellent Fence

"Through the Repellent Fence"​ follows the creation of a two-mile long ephemeral art installation by three Native American artists: Raven Chacon, Cristóbal Martínez, and Kade L. Twist collectively known as "Postcommodity." The film documents their collaboration as they construct "Repellent Fence," a metaphorical suture "stitching" together the United States and Mexico. Their work puts "land art in a tribal context,” to illuminate a shared Indigenous world-view and the legacy that connects the original people to their land.

Jaddoland

A visit back home to Texas prompts the filmmaker to reflect on her mother’s creative life. However, when her Iraqi refugee grandfather arrives on their doorstep, his presence raises deeper questions about belonging and the places the family calls home.