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Title American promise / Rada Film Group presents ; a film by Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson ; produced and directed by Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson.

Publication Info. [New York] : Docurama : Cinedigm, [2014]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 1st Floor Tilford Coll  973.0496073 Am35p 2014    ---  DUE 06-23-23
Description 1 videodisc (approximately 135 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
two-dimensional moving image tdi rdacontent
video v rdamedia
videodisc vd rdacarrier
digital optical surround Dolby Digital 5.1 rda
NTSC rda
video file DVD video rda
Motion pictures lcgft
Series Tilford Collection.
System Details DVD, NTSC, all regions, widescreen; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
Language In English; closed-captioned in English.
Performer Oluwaseun Summers, Idris Brewster.
Credits Editors, Erin Casper, Mary Manhardt, Andrew Siwoff ; original score by Miriam Cutler.
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 2013.
Audience Rating: Not rated.
Summary Spans thirteen 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.
Note Bonus features include an education in equality, making the promise, American promise: the campaign, negotiating the camera, deleted scenes.
Contents Expecting great things -- Choosing Dalton -- First signs of struggle -- Losing motivation -- Not a good match -- New school, new interests -- Personal setbacks -- Not making the cut -- Products of the diaspora -- Picking colleges -- Taking life for granted -- Thinking forward.
Subject Summers, Oluwaseun.
Brewster, Idris.
Dalton School (New York, N.Y.)
Dalton School (New York, N.Y.) (OCoLC)fst00616033
African Americans.
African American parents.
African American boys -- New York (State) -- New York -- Social conditions.
African American boys -- New York (State) -- New York -- Conduct of life.
Private schools.
Academic achievement -- United States.
Educational equalization -- United States.
Parenting -- United States.
Academic achievement. (OCoLC)fst00794949
African American boys -- Conduct of life. (OCoLC)fst01982429
African American boys -- Social conditions. (OCoLC)fst00799059
African American parents. (OCoLC)fst00799291
African Americans. (OCoLC)fst00799558
Educational equalization. (OCoLC)fst00903418
Parenting. (OCoLC)fst01053407
Private schools. (OCoLC)fst01077564
New York (State) -- New York. (OCoLC)fst01204333
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Biographical films. (OCoLC)fst01710277
Documentary films. (OCoLC)fst01710390
Educational films. (OCoLC)fst01726235
Nonfiction films. (OCoLC)fst01710269
Video recordings for the hearing impaired. (OCoLC)fst01710450
Documentary television programs.
Biographical television programs.
Nonfiction television programs.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Brewster, Joe (Psychiatrist), film director, film producer.
Stephenson, Michèle, film director, film producer.
Summers, Oluwaseun, interviewee (expression)
Brewster, Idris, interviewee (expression)
Rada Film (Firm), production company.
Docurama (Firm), publisher.
Cinedigm (Firm), publisher.
Note Subtitle on container: Thirteen years in the making
Standard No. 025192030475
Music No. 88152918000 Docurama

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