American Promise

American Promise follows two African-American boys and their families for 12 years as they navigate the terrain of race, privilege and opportunity at a rigorous New York City private school.

Michele Stephenson Michele Stephenson
CO-DIRECTOR/PRODUCER

A Haitian-Canadian-Panamanian graduate of McGill University and Columbia Law School, Stephenson uses her background in critical studies, race and human rights to inform her documentary work--while... more»

Joe Brewster Joe Brewster
CO-DIRECTOR/PRODUCER

Brewster, a Harvard and Stanford-educated psychiatrist, came to New York City to pursue media studies in the service of social change. Brewster and Michèle Stephenson have produced and... more»

“We create compelling visual stories that provoke thought about the complex multicultural world we live in and use social media to structure human rights campaigns around our films.”

Genre: Documentary, Interactive