- AMERICA REFRAMED UNFILTERED: Gina Abatemarco on Life in the Modern Arctic
Kivalina is an observational portrait of Inupiaq Eskimo people trapped on a disappearing island in Arctic Alaska
- AMERICA REFRAMED UNFILTERED: Telling the story of PTSD with ‘Buried Above Ground’ filmmaker Ben Selkow
Filmed over six years and taking eight years to complete, Buried Above Ground follows three Americans fighting to overcome the paralyzing grip of PTSD.
- AMERICA REFRAMED UNFILTERED: Six questions with 'College Week' filmmaker Derek Grace
At its core, College Week instills in young children a sense of self-worth and the idea that they can accomplish amazing things in life. The majority of these children don’t have positive role models who place an emphasis on education. In fact, teachers may be the only people in their immediate circles who can impart a love of learning and have completed higher education.
- AMERICA REFRAMED UNFILTERED: Kenneth Eng and self-realization through documentary
“My father’s story would fall on my deaf ears until I returned to China with him,” says Eng. “During my entire childhood, I couldn't comprehend the magnitude of his story until I saw it with my own eyes. It's only now that I am beginning to understand and truly value his selfless act.”
- AMERICA REFRAMED UNFILTERED: Janet Goldwater, co-director of 'BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez,' reflects on facets of film biography
Janet Goldwater shares some of her greatest challenges and joys in documentary filmmaking and learns that sometimes content was determined partly by design, partly by chance and circumstance, and partly by compromise.
- 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.