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America ReFramed

The Area | Promo

Preview: Season 9 Episode 1 | 30s

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THE AREA is the odyssey of a South Side Chicago neighborhood, where hundreds of Black American families are being expelled from their homes by a multi-billion-dollar freight company. The documentary film follows homeowner-turned-activist Deborah Payne, who vows to be "the last house standing," as she and her neighbors fight the displacement that looms ahead.

Aired: 12/09/20 | Rating: TV-PG

Major funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Additional funding provided by the Wyncote Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, The Reva & David Logan Foundation and the Park Foundation.

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