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Deej
America Reframed

Deej

Season 5 Episode 14

DEEJ is the story of DJ Savarese, a gifted, young writer and advocate for nonspeaking autistics. Once a “profoundly disabled” foster kid on a fast track to nowhere, DJ is now a first-year college student who insists on standing up for his peers: people who are dismissed as incompetent because they are neurologically diverse. Will Deej be able to find freedom for himself and others like himself?

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A survivor of America’s Indian Adoption Era helps Native adoptees find their way home.
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Season 8 Episode 6
Vision Portraits
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Vision Portraits

A filmmaker's journey of how the deterioration of his vision will impact his life & work.
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Exploring the Alabama Prison Birth Project at Alabama's women-only Julia Tutwiler Prison.
Season 8 Episode 3
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Jaddoland

An intimate portrait of the work and process of visual artist, and immigrant, Lahib Jaddo.
Season 8 Episode 2
Where the Pavement Ends
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Where the Pavement Ends

A haunting look at the deep and lasting wounds of segregation and racial injustice.
Season 8 Episode 1
Struggle & Hope
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Struggle & Hope

The stories, and fight, of the residents of the last remaining all-Black towns in the U.S.
Season 7 Episode 4
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Exploring the rise, demise and contested resurgence of Detroit, America's "motor city."
Season 7 Episode 3
On a Knife Edge
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On a Knife Edge

The coming-of-age story of George Dull Knife, a Lakota teen fighting for Native justice.
Season 5 Episode 15
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We Like It Like That

Exploring 1960s music history when Bugaloo defined a new generation of urban Latinos.
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