Prep School Negro

Monday, February 7th, 7:00 pm

Doc Watchers

Curated by Hellura Lyle

A Work in Progress Screening of

Prep School Negro

Dir. Andre Robert Lee, 2011

Andre Robert Lee and his older sister grew up in the ghettos of Philadelphia while their mother struggled to support them by working in a local factory. When Andre was 14 years old he received what his family believed to be a golden ticket -- a full scholarship to attend one of the most prestigious prep schools in the country, Germantown Friends School. Elite education was Andre’s way up and out, but at what price? Yes the tuition was covered but this new world cost him and his family much more than anyone could anticipated. In Prep School Negro Andre takes a journey back in time to revisit the events of his adolescence while also spending time with current-day prep school students of color and their classmates to see how much has really changed inside the ivory tower.

Q&A with Dir. Andre Robert Lee