Through the lens of 26 independent films, "America ReFramed" tells the many stories of a transforming American culture and its broad diversity. In these weekly 60 or 90 minute independent films, the series takes an unfiltered look at relevant domestic topics (healthcare, immigration, the workplace, and politics) with personal storytelling tied to programming social themes.
"America ReFramed" showcases films that will give viewers a "snapshot" of the transforming American life —the guts, the grit and the glamour of a new and changing America.
From contemporary life on Native American reservations to stories of recovery on the Gulf, from hardships and revitalization in towns big and small to stories from city streets across the country, these independent, personal and opinionated films document the times in which we live. (Source: WORLD TV)
"The Way We Get By" relates the stories of three senior citizens who, as part of the "Maine Troop Greeters," thank soldiers at a Bangor, Maine, airport who are arriving from or departing for Afghanistan and Iraq---some 800,000. The seniors and their many cohorts offer the troops handshakes, cookies and free cell phones, and in exchange the troops provide them with purpose. Directed by Aron Gaudet, whose mother, Joan, is one of the subjects.