About the film

We compare and contrast who these young men were five years ago with whom they are now, and how their perspectives on race, justice, and social inequality have changed. Many of our young men, now more radicalized, are no longer interested in explaining why their lives matter to other communities, they no longer need such validation. How and why they arrived at this place and how they see their future role serves as the crux of the film and a vision for future engagement.

About the Filmmaker

Joe Brewster, Rada Studio (Executive Producer The Conversation Remix, Director/Producer Learning To Breathe Episode)

Producer and Director Joe Brewster is a Harvard-trained psychiatrist who uses his psychological training as the foundation in approaching the social issues he tackles as an artist and filmmaker. Brewster has created stories using installation, narrative, documentary and print mediums that have garnered support from critics and audiences internationally, including Sundance awards and three-time Emmy nominee documentary, American Promise. He is a Guggenheim and Sundance New Frontier Lab Fellow.

About WORLD Channel

WORLD shares the best of public media in news, documentaries, and fact-based informational programming that helps us understand conflicts, movements and cultures that may be distinct from our own. WORLD’s original content examines issues too often ignored by mainstream media by telling stories for and with a diversity of voices. WORLD has won a Peabody Award, an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Award, a National News and Documentary Emmy Award and numerous national honors—including 1st and 2nd place Native Media Awards, an RTNDA Kaleidoscope Award, a Media for a Just Society Award, two Lesbian & Gay Journalist Awards, a Gracie, and an Asian American Journalists Award. WORLD is a growing platform carried by 174 partner stations in markets representing more than 72% of US TV households. It is also available on WORLDChannel.org and social media platforms.

Blog | Filmmaker Q&A: Joe Brewster & Michèle Stephenson Remix the Conversation Around Race in America

In fierce recognition of the Black Lives Matter movement, Filmmakers Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson reflect on their commitment to inspire change for a brighter future.
Blog | Filmmaker Q&A: Joe Brewster & Michèle Stephenson Remix the Conversation Around Race in America