America ReFramed

Hosted by journalist and filmmaker Natasha del Toro, America ReFramed 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: "The Perfect Victim"

Four incarcerated women Shirley, Carlene, Tanya and Ruby were beaten, raped, sold, abused, and nearly killed by their husbands. Collectively, they spent over eighty-five years in Missouri State prison each serving life sentences, convicted for having killed their husbands to save their lives. Through the years, the local press vilified these women, portraying them all as savage murderers without any knowledge of the ongoing abuse they suffered.

The Perfect Victim

The Perfect Victim

America ReFramed

Profiling women incarcerated for killing their abusers.

90 min.

Family Affair

Family Affair

America ReFramed

A family deals with the long-term impact of sexual abuse.

90 min.

Yellow Fever

Yellow Fever

America ReFramed

A Navajo woman learns about uranium mining.

60 min.

Learning to Swallow

Learning to Swallow

America ReFramed

An artist comes to terms with the new realities of her life.

92 min.

A Will for the Woods: Preview

A Will for the Woods: Preview

America ReFramed

Musician & psychiatrist Clark Wang prepares for his own green burial while battling lymphoma.

Shell Shocked

Shell Shocked

America ReFramed

Shell Shocked starts at the surface of the teen murder epidemic and delves into the hearts and minds of those whose lives are most deeply impacted.

Schedule

Tuesday
4/21/15 8:00 PM
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Wednesday
4/22/15 12:00 AM
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Wednesday
4/22/15 8:00 AM
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Wednesday
4/22/15 2:00 PM
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