Changing Face of Harlem

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 witness 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. Directed by Shawn Batey (2014, Blu-Ray, 62 mins).
There will be a post-screening Q&A which will include the director, one cast member and a local Chicago filmmaker.