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The Place That Makes Us
America Reframed

The Place That Makes Us

Season 9 Episode 6

A quintessential post-industrial American city is seen through the efforts of a new generation. This film is an inspiring portrait of the people of Youngstown, Ohio who have chosen not to abandon their hometown, but to stay, rebuild and make a life for themselves. THE PLACE THAT MAKES US is a powerful testament of the resilience and dedication it takes to change a community.

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Bring It Home
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1:10:02
America Reframed

Bring It Home

An entire community is upended when Lordstown Ohio's auto plant is idled.
Season 9 Episode 5
The Falconer
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58:52
America Reframed

The Falconer

A falconer endeavors to build a bird sanctuary and provide his community opportunities.
Season 9 Episode 3
The Blessing
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1:10:24
America Reframed

The Blessing

A Navajo coal miner struggles with his part in the destruction of a sacred mountain.
Season 8 Episode 8
Blood Memory
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Episode
56:09
America Reframed

Blood Memory

A survivor of America’s Indian Adoption Era helps Native adoptees find their way home.
Season 8 Episode 7
First Vote
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58:01
America Reframed

First Vote

A look at Chinese American electoral organizing in North Carolina and Ohio.
Season 8 Episode 6
Tutwiler
Episode
45:22
America Reframed

Tutwiler

Exploring the Alabama Prison Birth Project at Alabama's women-only Julia Tutwiler Prison.
Season 8 Episode 3