American Promise

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Release Date: October 18, 2013

Status: Released

Running time: 2h 15m

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In 1999, filmmakers Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson turned the camera on themselves and began filming their five-year-old son, Idris, and his best friend, Seun, as they started kindergarten at the prestigious Dalton School just as the private institution was committing to diversify its student body. Their cameras continued to follow both families for another 12 years as the paths of the two boys diverged—one continued private school while the other pursued a very different route through the public education system.

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The documentary film American Promise was made 13 years ago. The stories of the families that went through the prep-school process are captured in the film. The film is set against the backdrop of a persistent educational achievement gap that dramatically affects African-American boys at all levels across the country. The filmmakers launched a national campaign to raise $100,000 and 100,000 volunteer hours for Big Brothers Big Sisters of America.

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