‘American Promise’

Seun Sommers and Idris Brewster were admitted to the prestigious Dalton School in New York City as five year-olds.

Brewster’s parents, Joe Brewster and Michelle Stephenson, are filmmakers, and for thirteen years they chronicled their son and his friend’s lives in and out of Dalton.

The resulting film, “American Promise” tells stories about how race and gender can conspire to derail the education of black boys.

American Promise opens in DC this Friday at the E Street Cinema at 7PM, with the filmmakers present for a Q&A session after the screening.

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