Scribe Producers' Forum
dirs. Joe Brewster, Michèle Stephenson, USA, 2013, 135 min.
PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF TIME TO 6:30PM
Co-directors and co-producers Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson in attendance.
American Promise spans 13 years as Joe Brewster and Michèle
Stephenson, middle-class African-American parents in Brooklyn, N.Y., turn their
cameras on their son, Idris, and his best friend, Seun, who make their way
through Dalton, one of the most prestigious private schools in the country.
Chronicling the boys’ divergent paths from kindergarten through high school
graduation, this provocative, intimate documentary presents complicated truths
about America’s struggle to come of age on issues of race, class and
opportunity. An Official Selection of the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. A
co-production of Rada Film Group, ITVS and POV’s Diverse Voices Project. Part
of American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen, made possible by CPB.