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'America ReFramed' documentaries to air on AETN WORLD
Posted 12 Feb 2018
The Arkansas Educational Television Network will air four documentaries from "America ReFramed" on AETN WORLD beginning Saturday, Feb. 10.
Featured films will include:
- "Gentlemen of Vision," Saturday, Feb. 10, at 9 p.m. – This film follows a year in the life of coach, counselor and founder of Gentlemen of Vision Rites of Passage Enterprises Inc. Marlon Wharton and his 2015-2016 class of young black students as he strives to rewrite their future prospects. While striving for excellence in school and in step, the team is persistently challenged by the violence and poverty of the streets that surround them.
- "For Ahkeem," Tuesday, Feb. 13, at 7 p.m. – In one of the most volatile places in the country, Daje Shelton is only 17 years old when she faces a judge. As a last resort to keep her out of prison, the judge enrolls her in the Innovative Concept Academy – a school for troubled youth. "For Ahkeem" presents an unvarnished exploration of a complex web of juvenile justice, education, poverty and race in America today. The judge explains, "Either you make it with me or you don't make it at all."
- "Agents of Change," Tuesday, Feb. 20, at 7 p.m. – "Agents of Change" looks at a pivotal moment when the nation was caught at the intersection of the Civil Rights, Black Power and anti-Vietnam War movements. The film examines the racial conditions on college campuses across the U.S., focusing on two seminal protests: San Francisco State in 1968 and Cornell University in 1969. Today, many of the same demands are surfacing in campus protests across the country, revealing the intersections America continues to face.
- "Baddddd Sonia Sanchez," Tuesday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. – For 80-year-old Sonia Sanchez, writing is both a personal and political act. She emerged as a seminal figure in the 1960s Black Arts Movement. The documentary examines
Sanchez's contribution to the world of poetry, her singular place in the Black Arts Movement and her leadership role in black culture over the last half century.
In an effort to go beyond broadcast and support ongoing engagement, WORLD has created a Community & Viewer Discussion Guide, available at aetn.org/?a=139551, designed to spark conversation and offer questions for continued thought and discussion around the films. A Black History Month Social Activity Toolkit is also available at aetn.org/?a=139550.
Each "America ReFramed" documentary will be available for streaming online at worldchannel.org following the broadcast date.
AETN WORLD (AETN-4) is available to watch over the air using an antenna. However, it is at the discretion of cable and satellite companies whether they make these channels available to their subscribers. A complete list of service providers currently carrying AETN WORLD is available at aetn.org/channelinformation.
The Arkansas Educational Television Network is Arkansas's only statewide public media network, which enhances lives by providing lifelong learning opportunities for people from all walks of life. AETN delivers local, award-winning productions and classic, trusted PBS programs aimed at sharing Arkansas and the world with viewers through the distinct channels AETN PBS, AETN Create, AETN PBS KIDS, AETN World and AETN AIRS on SAP. Audiences can also watch on several digital platforms, and members with AETN Passport have extended on-demand access to a rich library of public television programming. AETN depends on the generosity of Arkansans and the State of Arkansas to continue offering quality programming. Additional information is available at aetn.org. AETN is broadcast on KETS (Little Rock), KEMV (Mountain View), KETG (Arkadelphia), KAFT (Fayetteville), KTEJ (Jonesboro) and KETZ (El Dorado).