2012 • 1 year • Journalism & Media
American Promise is a documentary film that chronicles the school experiences of two African American boys from kindergarten to high school graduation. It is an intimate look at the complexities of race, identity, parenting, and education in the 21st century. It is produced and directed by Michèle Stephenson and Joe Brewster, whose son, Idris, and friend, Seun, are the main subjects of the film. American Promise is a highly anticipated film and will have its national broadcast premiere on the PBS documentary series, P.O.V., in September 2013.