America ReFramed films present personal viewpoints and a range of voices on the nation’s social issues – giving audiences the opportunity to learn from the past, understand the present, and explore new frameworks for America’s future.
With weekly 60- to 90-minute independent films, followed by provocative conversations led by host/moderator Natasha Del Toro, this weekly series offers an unfiltered look at people rarely given a voice on national television.
The following are being premiered in May for Asian Pacific Heritage Month:
The Grace Lee Project (Tuesday May 10): Filmmaker, Grace Lee, asks why her name, "Grace Lee" is such a common name among Asian American women. She tracks down several other Asian American women with the same name as her, and uses their common name as a lens to look at the various experiences and identities that exist among Asian-Americans.
Operation Popcorn (Tuesday May 17): Four decades at the end of the Vietnam War, a Hmong human rights activist and community leader approaches the U.S Military for weapons to continue the fight for Hmong independence. This film covers the controversial exchange and the dynamics of the Hmong American community leadership.
My Life in China (Tuesday May 24): Filmmaker, Kenneth Eng, travels with his father to their roots in China, where his father retraces his journey to America decades ago, and wonders whether pursuing the American dream was worth the journey.
The Last Season (Tuesday May 31): A group of Cambodian migrant workers go mushroom hunting each year in the Pacific Northwest. We look at the story of one migrant worker, with a painful history during the Vietnam War, and how he builds a bond with an American veteran of the Vietnam war.