American Promise (film)

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American Promise
American Promise poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byJoe Brewster
Michèle Stephenson
Release date
  • January 20, 2013 (2013-01-20) (Sundance)
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Box office$94,000[1]

American Promise is a documentary film spanning 13 years from directors Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson. The film captures the stories of Brewster and Stephenson's 5-year-old son Idris and his best friend and classmate Seun as these families navigate their way through the rigorous prep-school process. The film is set against the backdrop of a persistent educational achievement gap that dramatically affects African-American boys at all socioeconomic levels across the country.

American Promise premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. The filmmakers also launched a national campaign at Sundance to help raise $100,000 and 100,000 volunteer hours for Big Brothers Big Sisters of America Mentoring Brothers in Action program.

Release[edit]

The PBS documentary series POV was set to broadcast American Promise in 2013. Random House was set to publish a companion book about the film and the issues it raises in conjunction with the American Promise Campaign.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American Promise (2013)". Box Office Mojo. 2013-10-18. Retrieved 2013-11-19.

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