- AMERICA REFRAMED UNFILTERED: Confronting Inequality – On Screen and Off
For Ahkeem is the coming-of-age story of Daje "Boonie" Shelton, a Black 17-year-old girl in North St. Louis. After a school fight lands Boonie in a court-supervised high school, she's determined to turn things around and build a better future for herself and her son. Through Daje's intimate experience in and out of school, For Ahkeem illuminates the challenges many Black teenagers face in America today.In this UNFILTERED blog post, Landon Van Soest, who co-directed the film with Jeremy S. Levine, examines the implications, challenges, and responsibilities of making a documentary film across race and class.
- AMERICA REFRAMED UNFILTERED: People Do Care
In the following UNFILTERED blog post, the team behind Gentlemen of Vision share how audiences connect to authentic characters and heartfelt storytelling.
- AMERICA REFRAMED UNFILTERED: Visualizing an Oral History
On a Knife Edge animator Michael Burton shares the process behind the film's animations.
- AMERICA REFRAMED UNFILTERED: Inclusion Shouldn’t Be a Lottery
In the following UNFILTERED blog post, 'Deej' director and producer, Robert Rooy shares what he is learning from the austistic comunity.
- AMERICA REFRAMED UNFILTERED: Aging in America — Who Cares for You?
Filmmaker Deirdre Fishel asks all of us to consider elders with a desire to age at home with dignity and the plight of their low-income care workers who can't make ends meet.
- AMERICA REFRAMED UNFILTERED: Journey to Justice
Filmmaker Ben Wang reflects on the journey of making 'Breathin': The Eddy Zheng Story.'
- AMERICA REFRAMED UNFILTERED: Beyond Black and White
Filmmaker Matthew Hashiguchi recalls having wrestled with his feelings of being Asian and different when he was growing up.
- AMERICA REFRAMED UNFILTERED: On Grief and Filmmaking
Filmmaker Dinesh Das Sabu writes about facing depression and trauma in his family and his own life.
- AMERICA REFRAMED UNFILTERED: Sometimes the Impossible Just Isn't
How Tamar Rogoff and Daisy Wright's Enter The Faun became a case of art imitating life, imitating art.
- AMERICA REFRAMED UNFILTERED: On Spirituality and Social Justice in 'Radical Grace'
United by common bonds, the nuns' courageous work follows social teachings of justice, equality, and freedom from poverty and oppression.
- AMERICA REFRAMED UNFILTERED: The 20-Year Journey Behind '70 Acres in Chicago: Cabrini Green'
Director Ronit Bezalel credits the people that helped her stick to a story for 20 years.
- AMERICA REFRAMED UNFILTERED: Reflections on David Felix Sutcliffe's 'Adama' from a 7th grade class
David Felix Sutcliffe comments how Islamophobia has largely gone unchecked but sees hope for tolerance and understanding from insightful letters he read in response to his film.