About This Program
This Season on America ReFramed:
America ReFramed films present personal viewpoints and a range of voices on the nation’s social issues – giving audiences the opportunity to learn from the past, understand the present, and explore new frameworks for America’s future.
With weekly 60- to 90-minute independent films, followed by provocative conversations led by host/moderator Natasha Del Toro, this weekly series offers an unfiltered look at people rarely given a voice on national television.
Funding for America ReFramed is provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
Episodes from Season 4
In a classic tale of two cities, Old South delivers a quiet yet emotionally charged portrait of two communities living on one block. Steeped in history – one black, one white – each strives to keep their respective legacies relevant in a changing American South.
“Why is being an Arab suddenly the opposite of being a decent man?” Throughout American Arab, Iraqi-American Director Usama Alshaibi explores what it’s like to occupy the ‘space in between’ as a hyphenated American, specifically of Arab origin, during the surge of anti-Muslim sentiment that arose in post 9/11 America.
The Mosque in Morgantown
The Mosque in Morgantown is an observational documentary that follows Asra Nomani’s early activism and backlash within her W. Virginia mosque, telling a story about competing paths to social change, American identity and the nature of religion itself. Though not always politically correct, the film reveals a truth that may surprise many Americans.
In March 2005, an FBI document leaked to the press mysteriously identified Adama Bah, a 16-year-old teenager from Harlem, NY, as an “imminent threat to the security of the United States.” Adama provides a timely perspective on the experiences of American Muslims at a time when their religion is being equated, by some, with violence and terror.