A portrait of a Mississippi contestant who has become a human rights activist begins the 10th season of “America ReFramed.” The award-winning documentary series from the WORLD Channel and American Documentary, Inc. launches with the world premiere of Joy Davenport’s “Fannie Lou Hamer’s America”. “The season begins with a special presentation on PBS on Tuesday, February 22 at 9pm to 10.30pm ET, followed by its broadcast on the WORLD Channel on Thursday, February 24,” according to a press release.
Since 2012, “America ReFramed” has premiered 170 films from more than 370 filmmakers. More than half of the titles have been directed by women, and a third are credited to BIPOC filmmakers.
“For 10 years, ‘America ReFramed’ has focused on transforming America, bringing audiences into increasingly diverse communities, and introducing them to people whose stories are often overlooked by the mainstream,” said Chris Hastings, executive producer / managing editor of the WORLD Channel at GBH in Boston. “At this moment, when our nation’s complex history of race and diversity encourages development, the work of ‘America ReFramed”s multicultural filmmakers is more important than ever. We are excited to continue our partnership with American Documentary to share the strong upcoming season of America ReFramed with audiences demanding to learn more. “
Other documents released in season 10 of “America ReFramed” include Deann Borshay Liem’s ”Geographies of Kinship”, an exploration of Korea’s global adoption program, where four adult adoptees return to their homeland, and Margaret Byrne’s “Any Given Day,” a study of the link between mental health and the criminal justice system.
Watch a trailer for the upcoming season of “America ReFramed” below.