A Special Screening of American Promise

Monday, June 3, 2013 -
2:45pm to 6:00pm EDT
Philanthropy New York, 79 Fifth Ave., 4th floor, NYC
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Please join us for a special screening of the documentary American Promise, a brief discussion, and a reception to follow.
*Please note that this event has been moved to Philanthropy New York, 79 Fifth Avenue, 4th Floor, NYC*
American Promise Trailer
American Promise spans 13 years as Joe Brewster and Michele 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. 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.
A Philanthropy New York Special Event, co-sponsored by Media Impact Funders and the NYC Youth Funders.


  • Idris Brewster, character from the film
  • Joe Brewster, filmmaker
  • Rashid Shabazz (Moderator), Program Officer for the Campaign for Black Male Achievement, Open Society Foundations
  • Michèle Stephenson, filmmaker

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