They say birds of a feather flock together. And nowhere is this more apparent than in the field of US medicine, where only 2.9% of those studying to be a doctor are black men.
The reasons for this discrepancy are complex. Equally complex is how the established system of white men has been maintained for so long.
A documentary film, slated for release on 8th February, highlights the challenges black men face in the medical field, but its central aim is to establish mentoring programs, bring high schools on board and inspire change in the system.
Mutual trust is higher when the skin color of doctor and patient are the same, and that is where additional lives can be saved.