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America ReFramed

Councilwoman

Carmen Castillo is a first-term city councilwoman who maintains her full-time job as a hotel housekeeper. She advocates for the working families in her community, many of whom work multiple jobs to stay afloat. Castillo, who came to the U.S. in 1994 from the Dominican Republic with three daughters in tow, believes that working families should earn a wage sufficient to allow them to live in dignity.

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Jerry Dearly (Oglala Lakota) sings the "Songs for Adoptees." | From "America ReFramed: Blood Memory"
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56:09
America ReFramed

Blood Memory

A survivor of America’s Indian Adoption Era helps Native adoptees find their way home.
Season 8 Episode 7
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45:22
America ReFramed

Tutwiler

"Tutwiler," a new documentary from Frontline and The Marshall Project offers a powerful and unforgettable window into the lives of incarcerated pregnant women — and what happens to their newborns.
Season 8 Episode 3
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1:19:02
America ReFramed

Where The Pavement Ends

"Where the Pavement Ends" compares a 1968 dispute over a road blockade that separated the then white “sundown” town of Ferguson, Missouri from the neighboring black town of Kinloch.
Season 8 Episode 1
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57:11
America ReFramed

Struggle & Hope

The stories, and fight, of the residents of the last remaining all-Black towns in the U.S.
Season 7 Episode 4
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1:24:57
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Detroit 48202: Conversations Along a Postal Route

Exploring the rise, demise and contested resurgence of Detroit, America's "motor city."
Season 7 Episode 3
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1:19:31
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Pyne Poynt

A Camden, NJ resident leads a charge to reclaim Pyne Poynt Park for the community's youth.
Season 7 Episode 2
On a Knife Edge
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57:53
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On a Knife Edge

The coming-of-age story of George Dull Knife, a Lakota teen fighting for Native justice.
Season 5 Episode 15
DJ uses a letter board to communicate with his aide. | "America ReFramed: Deej"
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54:50
America ReFramed

Deej

Once a "profoundly disabled" kid, DEEJ is now a college student standing up for his peers.
Season 5 Episode 14
We Like It Like That
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1:15:27
America ReFramed

We Like It Like That

Exploring 1960s music history when Bugaloo defined a new generation of urban Latinos.
Season 4 Episode 22
Zack Harrington's father and mother hold hands. | "America ReFramed: Broken Heart Land"
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1:21:24
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Broken Heart Land

One early autumn afternoon, gay teen Zack Harrington killed himself with a gunshot to the head in his parent’s ranch in Norman, Oklahoma. One week earlier, Zack allegedly attended a local city council meeting supporting a proposal for LGBTQ History Month.
Season 2 Episode 222
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