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American Promise


4.5 out of 5 stars 24 customer reviews

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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.

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  • Actors: Michèle Stephenson, Joe Brewster, Idris Brewster, Stacey Summers, Tony Summers
  • Directors: Michèle Stephenson, Joe Brewster
  • Format: Multiple Formats, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
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  • Studio: New Video Group
  • DVD Release Date: September 2, 2014
  • Run Time: 135 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 24 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #87,661 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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