Vision Portraits, America ReFramed

Vision Portraits, America ReFramed

Mon, 07/13/2020 - 9:00pm - 10:00pm

Acclaimed director Rodney Evans (Brother to Brother and The Happy Sad) takes viewers on a personal journey as he ponders how the deterioration of his vision will impact his life and work as a filmmaker. 

Interviewing blind and low vision artists— a photographer, a dancer and a writer— Evans embarks on a quest to learn how other artists have continued to create art and how their journeys might serve as inspiration for his own. America ReFramed: Vision Portraits airs Monday, July 13, 2020 at 9 p.m. on WXXI-TV.

America ReFramed: Vision Portraits is part of WXXI and the Golisano Foundation's Move to Include initiative that uses the power of public media to promote inclusion. To learn more, visit

More about Move to Include: 
Move to Include was launched in 2014 as a partnership between WXXI and the Golisano Foundation, the nation’s largest private foundation devoted to supporting programs for people with intellectual disabilities. The Foundation has provided more than $1 million in funding to date for Move to Include in Rochester. The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) awarded the initiative a $645,000 grant to help expand the multimedia initiative to these five public media organizations over 16 months. The stations are creating programming to meet their community needs while expanding awareness regionally and nationally.

With more than 15 years of experience in programming and producing disability-related content, WXXI is leading a collaboration of partner stations: WFYI (Indianapolis), OPB (Oregon), WGCU (Southwest Florida), WCNY (Syracuse), and Iowa Public Television. Each station will work to organize community partnerships, acquire and create content, and provide outreach, engagement, and promotion for the initiative. They will also contribute content to the PBS LearningMedia collection used by teachers, families and students free of charge.

The national project kicks off July 2020 in commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). To learn more about the national endeavor, visit

Pictured: Acclaimed director Rodney Evans
Provided by: WORLD Channel