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  • America ReFramed Acquires Four New Titles Slated to Premiere as Part of Its 12th Season

    America ReFramed has announced the acquisition of four new films premiering as part of its 12th season – Commuted, What These Walls Won't Hold, Hundreds of Thousands and How We Live (Como Vivimos) – that support America ReFramed’s ongoing mission to showcase filmmakers whose work challenges the definition of culture in an ever-evolving America.

  • WORLD Film Explores the Personal Approach to Reparations

    The new film The Cost of Inheritance weighs in on one of the nation's most divisive but essential topics – reparations – but doesn’t mention government solutions. Instead, it introduces viewers to descendants of slave owners and enslaved persons and profiles their complicated, intertwined histories and their quests to seek repair together.

  • The Cost of Inheritance: How to Watch & Learn About the Case for Reparations

    This month, The Cost of Inheritance: An America ReFramed Special makes its television debut. Use this watch party kit as a resource to find all the ways to engage with the premiere, from watching the film live and streaming it online to joining timely, candid discussions with the filmmakers and subjects of the film.

  • The Cost of Inheritance: Reckoning and Reparations in America This January on WORLD

    At WORLD, the start of a new year means presenting you with new films and differing perspectives from diverse filmmakers and communities. This month, The Cost of Inheritance: An America ReFramed Special kicks off the year by rethinking reparations for Black Americans.

  • Minnesota's Alt-Meat Revolution: Midwesterners Open to More Plant-Based Food, but Change Is Hard

    On Episode 4 of Minnesota's Alt-Meat Revolution, What's for Dinner?, we explore how plant-based diets can positively affect our lives and what it would look like for the everyday household in America to make the switch to meatless meals.

  • The Power of Faith and Family on WORLD’s Documentaries This December

    As the year comes to a close, we’re often brought together to usher in newness – a new year, new resolutions and a (re)new(ed) sense of purpose. In December, WORLD presents films that showcase moments, extraordinary and everyday, of leaning into one’s faith or spirituality, including the first America ReFramed experimental film. This December, enjoy the year’s end with WORLD.

  • Exploring the Connection Between Art, History & Trauma with the Filmmakers of 'Town Destroyer'

    At the heart of Town Destroyer, a new America ReFramed film now streaming on WORLD during Native American Heritage Month, is an extensive piece of artwork that becomes the touchstone of heated controversy and passionate debate in one San Francisco community. Filmmakers Deborah Kaufman and Alan Snitow sought to tell the story of the dispute in a way that presented more than one side and let viewers form their own opinions.

  • Behind the Scenes of Election Day: Directors Sara Archambault and Margo Guernsey on No Time to Fail

    In No Time to Fail, co-directors and producers Sara Archambault and Margo Guernsey pull back the proverbial voting booth curtain to explore the responsibilities of and challenges faced by election workers in the United States during the 2020 presidential election. The directors spoke with WORLD about what they learned while making the film and what more Americans should understand about not only elections, but the people who make our civic duty to vote almost effortless.

  • The Cost of Inheritance: An America ReFramed Special Explores the Current-Day Pursuit of Reparations for African Americans

    The Cost of Inheritance: An American ReFramed Special will premiere on January 8, 2024 on PBS and launch on WORLD on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, January 15, 2024. The one-hour film traces the nation's legacy of systemic inequities to modern-day America, introducing audiences to descendants of enslaved persons and slave owners, profiling their complex intertwined histories and detailing how their quest to bridge divides galvanized them to seek reparations together.

  • The Power of Native Voices: What to Watch on WORLD in November

    Over the last year, strides have been made to atone for decades of injustices against Native American people and their communities. During Native American Heritage Month in November, WORLD presents films that explore Native experiences across the U.S. – past, present and future. This November, follow along with our programming highlighting Native activists, families, trailblazers and more.