WorldCat Identities

Stephenson, Michèle

Overview
Works: 16 works in 23 publications in 1 language and 150 library holdings
Genres: Drama 
Roles: Director, Producer
Classifications: LC2731, 371.82996073
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Michèle Stephenson
American promise ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The American Promise journey began in 1999, when filmmakers Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson enrolled their son Idris in the Dalton School on the Upper East Side of Manhattan after the private institution boldly strengthened its commitment to cultivating a diverse student body. Michèle and Joe decided to turn the camera on themselves to film the experiences of 5-year-old Idris and his best friend and classmate Seun. The documentary captures the stories of Idris, Seun, and their families from the first day of kindergarten all the way to their 2012 high school graduation"--Container
Faces of change a documentary ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Faces of Change highlights the story of five activists from five different continents who relay unique video dispatches from their respective corners of the world. From their communities in Brazil, India, Mauritania, Bulgaria and the United States, they go behind the camera to find a common voice denied them because of their social, racial, gender or ethnic background. They walk viewers through their lives, experiences and societies, as viewers see the world through their eyes. The intimate videos capture their hopes and dreams, echoing the nature of our common humanity. The result is a gripping tapestry of personal stories unlike anything audiences have seen
Promises kept : raising Black boys to succeed in school and in life by Joe Brewster ( )
5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
-- American Promise, how to influence your son's brain -- Promises Kept -- From the Trade Paperback edition
Promises kept : raising Black boys to succeed in school and in life by Joe Brewster ( )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An unprecedented guide to helping black boys achieve success at every stage of their lives--at home, at school, and in the world Black boys face a daunting array of challenges--and the surprising fact is that those challenges appear regardless of how wealthy or poor their parents are. All black boys must confront and surmount the "achievement gap": a divide that shows up in our sons' test scores, but also in their social and emotional development, their physical well-being, and their outlook on life. As children, our sons score as high on cognitive tests as their peers, but at some point in their young lives, the gap emerges. Why? This is the question Joe Brewster and Michele Stephenson sought to answer when their own son, Idris, began struggling in a new school. As they filmed their son's experiences for their award-winning documentary American Promise, they also set out to discover the reasons for Idris's struggles, struggles he shared with black boys everywhere. Their investigation led them to meet an array of researchers who had not only identified the reasons for the gap, but had come up with practical, innovative solutions to close it
Witness video for change ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A training video produced by the human rights organization Witness presenting ideas for using camcorders to create documentaries or public service announcements to show human rights abuses which can be brought as evidence before courts, governments, the media and the world
Coming home the dry storm ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the wake of Hurricane Katrina the New Orleans City Council decides to demolish public housing leaving thousands of people without homes. Staging a courageous battle that reminds us of how much home means to us all, residents became activists, attracting the attention of international human rights monitors and taking their cause to the highest levels of HUD (Housing and Urban Development Agency) in Washington DC
American promise : raising Black boys to succeed in school and in life by Joe Brewster ( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Summary: Regardless of how wealthy or poor their parents are, all black boys must confront and surmount the "achievement gap" a divide that shows up not only in our sons' test scores, but in their social and emotional development, their physical well-being, and their outlook on life. As children, they score as high on cognitive tests as their peers, but at some point, the gap emerges. Why? This is the question Joe Brewster, M.D., and Michele Stephenson asked when their own son, Idris, began struggling in a new school. As they filmed his experiences for their award-winning documentary "American Promise, " they met an array of researchers who had not only identified the reasons for the gap, but had come up with practical, innovative solutions to close it
Sanamacha's story ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Since the 1950s in the state of Manipur in Northeastern India, several secessionist movements have defied the Indian government. In response, India has militarized the region. This documentary looks at the kinapping of a 15-year-old boy, Sanamacha, who was taken from his home by the Indian military. Presents testimonies of witnesses and family members providing insight into the advocacy work grassroots groups in Manipur have done to bring the military's actions to justice
Play mas ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Play mas documents the spiritual unity shared by the people who participate in the West Indian carnival held in East New York Brooklyn. It hightlights the enormous preparation of the Labor Day event with its spectacular costumes and dances
The killing zone ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of an affluent Harlem psychiatrist living an unexamined life until his adoptive father, a doctor who plucked him from a Nigerian refugee camp as a child, is gunned down by an eleven-year-old in Brooklyn. In an instant, everything he's absorbed in twenty years in America is thrown into question, and his search for the boy resurrects memories of his own buried past
Video for change ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ideas for creating documentaries or public service announcements to show human rights abuses
Slaying Goliath ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For thirteen Harlem families, basketball is war. Slaying Goliath takes a charged look at 10 days in the life of a boy's fifth grade basketball club from Harlem, New York. The film follows the children's parents -- including the filmmakers and their own son, who is on the team -- as they travel to the AAU National Championships in Cocoa Beach, Florida. Whole worlds are laid bare with skillful economy, as grown ups and coaches grapple with the sometimes diverging demands of parenting and winning. The difficulties of raising black boys, as well as the difficulties of being a real team, come to the fore as the group frays, while tantalizing questions of how filmmakers should document the events of their own lives hovers around Goliath's edges
The New International division of labour and female employment: the case of Haiti by Michèle Stephenson ( Book )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The Impact of Early Childhood Program Participation on Later Academic Achievement by Michèle Stephenson ( )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Kosovo & beyond ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Demonstrates how future victims of human rights abuses similar to those perpetrated against ethnic Albanians in Kosovo could be served by the establishment of the International Criminal Court (ICC). Depicts visual evidence of the atrocities committed in Kosovo in violation of international law
Haiti on Screen : commemorating the Haitian Revolution and the bicentennial of Haiti's independence : Wednesday, March 31-Sunday, April 4, 2004, New York City by Haiti on Screen ( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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English (23)