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THE AREA is currently having an encore run on the PBS/World Channel documentary film series America ReFramed in co-presentation with Illinois Public Media’s Reel Midwest.

This special hour-long version of the film focuses on Deborah Payne and her neighbors’ fight for respect.

Check your local listings for when and where the film broadcasts in your area and/or watch the film online on America ReFramed’s website, PBS.org and the PBS app.

THE AREA is also available for educational subscribers on Projectr.

For information about other ways to watch THE AREA, visit the Screenings section.


THE AREA streamed on the website of the architecture and planning organization MAS Context throughout November 2022.


From January 19-April 27, 2021 THE AREA made its broadcast premiere on the PBS/World Channel documentary film series America ReFramed. The broadcast was a co-presentation with Illinois Public Media’s Reel Midwest.