POV: All the Difference

The largely invisible struggles of young African-American men come vividly to life.

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Premiere Date: Monday, September 12 at 10/9c

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The largely invisible and often crushing struggles of young African-American men come vividly — and heroically — to life in All the Difference, which traces the paths of two teens from the South Side of Chicago who dared to dream a seemingly impossible dream: to graduate from college. As this intimate film shows, Robert Henderson and Krishaun Branch’s determination started them on the road to success, but it was the support from people in their lives — parents, grandparents, teachers and mentors — that brought them to their destination.

The story opens on a street corner in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood. “We’ve got shots fired over here,” a first responder says over the police radio. Young men are cut down in the prime of their lives. Patricia Hurel, Krishaun’s former elementary school teacher, has heard kids in Englewood say, “If I make it until 18, I’m going to have myself a party.” But reaching 18 is only the beginning for Robert and Krishaun. | Official Website


All the Difference is a co-production of American Documentary and POV.

Funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.


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