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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Geographies of Kinship
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1:19:46
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Geographies of Kinship

The rise of Korea's global adoption program through the stories of four adoptees.
Season 10 Episode 5
Daughter of a Lost Bird
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1:06:20
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Daughter of a Lost Bird

A Native adoptee’s journey to reconnect with her birth mother and her Lummi heritage.
Season 10 Episode 4
Sapelo
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1:31:22
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Sapelo

Off the Georgia coast, two brothers grow up in an enclave of the Saltwater Geechee people.
Season 10 Episode 3
Stacie and her young friend Skylar find joy in the back of a monster truck.
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1:24:24
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For the Love of Rutland

In a divided New England town, an unexpected leader emerges to heal her community.
Season 10 Episode 2
Fannie Lou Hamer's America
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58:41
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Fannie Lou Hamer's America

The remarkable life of a fearless Mississippi sharecropper-turned-human-rights-activist.
Season 10 Episode 1
Baldwin Chiu surveys the cotton fields in Mississippi.
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1:13:21
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Far East Deep South

A Chinese American family’s search for their roots leads them to the Mississippi Delta.
Season 9 Episode 8
Brooklyn Inshallah
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52:24
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Brooklyn Inshallah

A Lutheran pastor's bid to be his district's first Arab American councilman.
Season 9 Episode 15
Hayden & Her Family
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56:14
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Hayden & Her Family

The Currys welcome five international adoptees with special needs into their large family.
Season 9 Episode 14
Yaya hugs Jack during a visit to Boston.
Episode
1:23:45
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Jack & Yaya

Two transgender best friends celebrate their thirtieth year of friendship.
Season 9 Episode 12
Meltdown in Dixie
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55:05
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Meltdown in Dixie

An ice cream shop owner learns that taking down a Confederate flag may not be so easy.
Season 9 Episode 11
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