The Harlem Children’s Zone Initiative has transformed the lives of several generations of children and led a revolutionary educational and social experiment to break the cycle of poverty and violence. This inspiring and timely film uses an extraordinary archive to document its history. From serving one block in the 1990s to ultimately reaching 97 blocks, the program demonstrates real change through the stories of students, educators, and the visionaries who are still helping children succeed.
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Watch an exclusive pre-recorded Q&A with Director Rayner Ramirez.
A portion of ticket sales will benefit the Harlem Children’s Zone.
DOC NYC Live event: Wednesday, Nov. 18 at 1 ET on Facebook Live– We discuss the Harlem Children’s Zone with Founder Geoffrey Canada, CEO Kwame Owusu Kesse, graduate Amber Deas, board member Stanley Druckenmiller, and Senior Manager and Executive Producer Marlene Fox.
Director: Rayner Ramirez
Executive Producer: Amber Payne, Marlene Fox , Laura Vural
Producer: Rayner Ramirez; Associate Producer: Gemma Weiner, Justin Rodriguez, Alex Borden
Writer: Rayner Ramirez
Cinematographer: Rayner Ramirez
Editor: Orando Loredo, Hakim Fajardo
Music: Chris Rob