All The Difference (educational)

    • Directed by: Tod Lending
    • Produced by: Tod Lending
Released: 2017 Educational release 
Running Time: 83 min 
Language:  English with English Subtitles, Closed Captioned 
Subjects: African American Studies, Sociology

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 dream of graduating from college. Statistics predict that Robert and Krishaun will drop out of high school, but they have other plans. Oscar® nominated producer/director Tod Lending’s intimate film, executive produced by author Wes Moore, follows the young men though five years of hard work, sacrifice, setbacks and uncertainty. As they discover, support from family, teachers and mentors makes all the difference in defying the odds. 


Reviews / Quotes:

"Tod Lending's documentary All the Difference…is an inspirational account of black male ambition and perseverance in the face of some harsh statistics." — Leah Pickett, The Chicago Reader

"An inspiring and insightful look at what it takes for students from a tough neighborhood to get through the college years." — Mark Walsh, Education Week

"The general audience of PBS viewers will find multiple points of human connection, despite any demographic distances between them and the protagonists." — Web Behrens, Crain's Chicago Business