Tonight on PBS’s excellent POV series, don’t miss American Promise, a film that chronicles the education of two Brooklyn children. For 13 years, Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson, middle-class African-American parents in Brooklyn, NY, filmed their son, Idris, and his best friend, Seun, as they made their way through Dalton, one of the most prestigious private schools in the country. Chronicling the boys’ divergent paths from kindergarten through high school graduation, this provocative, intimate documentary presents complicated truths about America’s struggle to come of age on issues of race, class and opportunity.
The film airs on most PBS channels at 10 PM. Check local listings.
You can also watch the entire film online at the POV website starting Tuesday, Feb. 4 through March 5, 2014.