Award Winning Documentary Highlights Issues of Race, Class & Opportunity

PBS will premiere American Promise, winner of the U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award at the 2013 Sundance Film Festivalon Monday, Feburary 3rd.  Check your local listings for times.

From the Sundance Institute:

American Promise is an epic and groundbreaking documentary charged with the hope that every child can reach his or her full potential and contribute to a better future for our country. It calls into question commonly held assumptions about educational access and what factors really influence academic performance. Filmmakers Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson deliver a rare, intimate, and emotional portrait of black middle-class family life, humanizing the unique journey of African-American boys as they face the real-life hurdles society poses for young men of color, inside and outside the classroom.

Source: http://filmguide.sundance.org/film/13066/american_promise

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