Reel South: Divided City
Monuments to the Confederacy permeate the American South. In 2015, the New Orleans city council convenes a public debate over the fate of its Confederate statues. As the council prepares to vote, Divided City reveals deep divisions about the history and symbolism of the monuments, and their place in the public space and in the South.
Stories from the Stage: Loves Me, Loves Me Not
Is there anything more fickle than the human heart in love? Joe’s marriage proposal turns to be more unexpected than planned; Lauren’s broken heart is held together by one hundred women; and Aaron faces his fear of adventure to embrace his wife’s spirit. Three storytellers, three interpretations of Loves Me, Loves Me Not, hosted by Wes Hazard.
Stories from the Stage: Holiday Surprise
Holidays happen every year but they can bring an element of surprise. Lani’s Thanksgiving cooking mistake becomes a family secret; Phil calls out the monks to break up a street fight between witches and preachers; and Diana leans in for a special New Year’s kiss. Three storytellers, three interpretations of Holiday Surprise, hosted by Wes Hazard.
America ReFramed: Through the Repellent Fence
Follow the creation of a two-mile long ephemeral art installation by Native Americans artists Raven Chacon, Cristóbal Martínez and Kade L. Twist, known as "Postcommodity." Their piece "Repellent Fence" installs floating balloons north and south of the border to represent a metaphorical "stitching" together of the United States and Mexico.
America ReFramed: Beyond the Wall
Beyond the Wall revolves around former prisoner Louie Diaz as he works to guide formerly incarcerated men safely through the minefield of life outside of jail. By helping others, Louie is able to maintain his own sobriety and preserve his freedom. But for those with little to no support from the criminal justice system, how will they find hope?
America ReFramed: MILWAUKEE 53206
MILWAUKEE 53206 introduces viewers to a community with the highest rate of incarcerated African American men. The film unfolds through the stories of postal code 53206 residents directly impacted by imprisonment: Beverly Walker and her husband Baron, Chad Wilson, and Dennis Walton, who is creating a support system for men seeking re-entry.
Shot in Mexico
Armed with a camera, a young American journalist chases a revolution in Mexico. But his journey ends tragically when he is caught in a gun battle, films his own murder, and sets two families – one American, one Mexican – on a cross-border quest for justice.
Stories from the Stage: Stand Up
There are those moments when you have to stand up and speak out, changing everything. Andy takes his political activism door-to-door; Katie discovers how compassion can cross the language barrier; and Yvette battles exclusion by redefining her Blackness. Three storytellers, three interpretations of Stand Up, hosted by Theresa Okokon.