Reframe & Refresh: Hidden Legacies in Black History

A promo image for Reframe & Refresh Education & Film Discussion Series. On the left is an image of a Black woman squatting down low as she cruises across the skating rink in roller skates from the film United Skates. On the right, a young Black man’s face next to a black and white photo of three Black men and one  Black woman, from the film Brother to Brother.

Now in its third year, New Day Films will kick off its 2024 series of Reframe and Refresh virtual discussions on February 22nd at 2:00pm EST with a panel on “Hidden Legacies in Black History.” The conversation will spotlight the struggles of Black, gay youth during the Harlem Renaissance as depicted in the Sundance Film Festival winning drama Brother to Brother starring Anthony Mackie (Captain America), and activism in the Black community centered on roller skating subculture, as featured in the John Legend executive produced documentary, United Skates. Speakers will include Rodney Evans, Spirit Award-nominated director of Brother to Brother, Dr. Denise Frazier, MLK Fellow at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Dyana Winkler, Emmy-nominated director ofUnited Skates and Tiffany Fisher-Love, the film’s impact producer. The conversation will be moderated by writer and filmmaker, Anike Tourse (Girlfriends, America’s Family).

Attendees can register free online at Auto-captions will be available.

You will receive the link to join the discussion in your email after registration.

Reframe and Refresh is an online discussion series hosted by New Day Films for the education, library and filmmaking community to have refreshing conversations that reframe our perspectives. New Day Films has been a leader in distributing social issue films for over 50 years serving the educational market as well as museums, non-profits, religious groups and corporate training.

Following February’s Reframe and Refresh panel will be a discussion on March 28th, 2024 at 2:00 pm EDT on “The Power of Advocacy in Film.” The conversation will feature Emmy-winner Melody Miller and her documentary, California’s Forgotten Children, which offers critical insights on the fight against child trafficking. She’ll be joined by the Executive Director of the Center for Environmental Filmmaking, Maggie Burnette Stogner, and her latest film, Upstream, Downriver. which addresses pressing issues surrounding water rights and environmental justice.

Reframe and Refresh will close out its Spring 2024 series with a conversation about “New Perspectives on Asian and Muslim Identity in America” on April 25, 2024 at 2:00 pm EDT. This panel will feature Sofian Khan, Emmy-nominee and producer of An Act of Worship, a documentary exploring the impact of anti-Muslim rhetoric on young Muslims and Julie Mallozzi, award-winning filmmaker of Monkey Dance, a look at Cambodian-American teens blending hip-hop and traditional dance. Mallozzi will also discuss her documentary, Once Removed, which chronicles her mother’s family history in China and the effect of political changes on them over generations.

About New Day Films

New Day Films, which was founded by Oscar winner Julia Reichert, Liane Brandon, Amalie R. Rothschild and Jim Klein in 1971 as a filmmaker-owned co-op, has documented the history of a wide range of social movements. These movements span the nascent women’s movement to anti-war activism, labor struggles, the fight for LGBTQ and disability rights, racial equality and other issues confronting society in the U.S. and abroad. Films in New Day’s collection have won Oscars, Emmys and numerous other awards and honors over five decades.

For more information about New Day Films, visit

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