Through the lens of independent films, this series tells the many stories of a transforming American culture and its broad diversity. It takes an unfiltered look at relevant domestic topics (healthcare, immigration, the workplace, and politics) with personal storytelling tied to programming social themes. The series showcases films that will give viewers a "snapshot" of the transforming American life - the guts, the glory, the grit of a new and changing America. From contemporary life on Native American reservations to stories of recovery on the Gulf, from hardships and revitalization in towns big and small, to stories from city streets across the country, these independent, personal and opinionated films document the times in which we live.
America Reframed Previous Broadcasts
Hanna Ranch (Episode #316)
KQED World: Wed, Apr 22, 2015 -- 5:00 AM
A portrait of cattleman Kirk Hanna and his personal struggle to protect a once prominent way of life in Colorado. Born into a life on the family ranch, Hanna became a leader in the environmental ranching movement that set out to protect the West from the relentless encroachment of development and misuse.
- KQED World: Sun, Apr 26, 2015 -- 8:00 PM
- KQED World: Sun, Apr 26, 2015 -- 6:00 AM
- KQED World: Sat, Apr 25, 2015 -- 11:00 PM
- KQED World: Wed, Apr 22, 2015 -- 11:00 AM
The Perfect Victim (Episode #315)
KQED World: Wed, Apr 15, 2015 -- 5:00 AM
The Perfect Victim follows the stories of women incarcerated for killing their abusers and explores the legal injustices of victims of domestic abuse.
- KQED World: Sun, Apr 19, 2015 -- 8:00 PM
- KQED World: Sat, Apr 18, 2015 -- 11:00 PM
- KQED World: Wed, Apr 15, 2015 -- 11:00 AM
Family Affair (Episode #314)
KQED World: Sat, Apr 11, 2015 -- 11:00 PM
Thirty years ago Chico David Colvard accidentally shot one of his three sisters in the leg. The fallout from the incident would reveal years of sexual and physical abuse, place his father in prison and him and his siblings with foster parents and resentful relatives.
Yellow Fever (Episode #313)
KQED World: Wed, Apr 1, 2015 -- 5:00 AM
Yellow Fever follows young Navajo veteran, Tina Garnanez on her journey to investigate the history of the Navajo Uranium Boom, its lasting impacts in her area and the potential new mining in her region. She begins as a curious family member and becomes an advocate, lobbyist, activist and vocal proponent for transparency and environmental justice.
- KQED World: Sun, Apr 5, 2015 -- 8:00 PM
- KQED World: Sun, Apr 5, 2015 -- 6:00 AM
- KQED World: Wed, Apr 1, 2015 -- 11:00 AM