Changing Face of Harlem

Thursday, October 9th, 7:30pm

Changing Face of Harlem

Shawn Batey, 2014, 62 min.

Changing Face of Harlem is a one-hour documentary that examines and challenges the benefits of the “revitalization” of a community. The unique nature of the culture and history of the community of Harlem, U.S.A. is examined from an “insider’s perspective” through the personal reflections of residents, business owners politicians, developers and clergy members who witnesses this “transformation”. The impact of changing social economics and class difference are explored and critiqued. How does this creative, vibrant neighborhood preserve its rich cultural history while discovering the “good” in change.

Q&A with director Shawn Batey, editor Jason Pollard, music composer Jay Rodriguez, production assistant Amel Ahmed and Changing Face of Harlem character Russell Grey.