An American Promise

Joe Brewster, Michele Stephenson, USA, 2012, HDcam, 120'
Logline

An American Promise is a documentary twelve years in the making that chronicles the complex educational experiences of two African American boys and their families.

Project information

Status: completed
Title: An American Promise
Country: USA
Updates
 
Kickstarter Campaign
14-02-2012 - The Rada Film Group has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise the final production funding for their 12-year documentary American Promise. The American Promise team has 30 days–from February 13th to March 13th–to raise $50,000 to complete the film; if they don't reach $50,000, they get nothing (and no one gets charged for their donation). We're really excited about this project, so we hope you'll check it out (along with their awesome video and one-of-a-kind rewards) at http://kck.st/xTCEqQ. (Caroline Stratton)
Wanted: Youth Jury! September 30, 2014 | Every year, a selection of films from the IDFA program compete for the IDFA DOC U Award, given out by a youth jury. Do you want to have a say about the winner, and are you between 15 and 18 years old? Then apply now!
IDFA 2014 presents theme program Of Media and Men September 23, 2014 | A theme program investigating the mediated interaction between the people and their governments will be presented at IDFA 2014. Of Media and Men encompasses a film program, several new media projects in IDFA DocLab and a Paradocs program curated by visual artist Aernout Mik.
In Memory of George Sluizer September 22, 2014 | With great sadness IDFA has learned of the death of Dutch cineast George Sluizer at the age of 82. Sluizer was a prominent voice in Dutch and international film culture, working both in documentary and in fiction.
IDFA relocates festival heart to Amstel September 16, 2014 | This year’s IDFA will for the first time be focused around the Amstel river. The main festival locations Pathé Tuschinski, Pathé de Munt, EYE and De Brakke Grond remain, but the festival buzz will move to Café de Jaren and Café Swych on Amsterdam’s Nieuwe Doelenstraat.
IDFA Bertha Fund introduces European program September 1, 2014 | The IDFA Bertha Fund is launching a new program: IDFA Bertha Fund – Europe. The new program will support the production and distribution of documentaries realized through co-productions between European producers and producers from developing countries.

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