On October 11, the MFF/WYPR Spotlight Series and Open Society Institute teamed up to bring you a screening of the award-winning documentary AMERICAN PROMISE with special guests directors Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson.
The screening was followed by an interview with WYPR’s Tom Hall and the directors, followed by Q & A with the audience. The AMERICAN PROMISE Spotlight Series interview will air on WYPR 88.1FM in advance of AMERICAN PROMISE’s debut on PBS on February 3, 2014. Click here for more information.
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 one of the most prestigious private schools in the country. Chronicling the boys’ divergent paths from kindergarten through high school graduation at Manhattan’s Dalton School, this provocative, intimate documentary presents complicated truths about America’s struggle to come of age on issues of race, class and opportunity.