HARLEM RISING” chronicles the remarkable history and lives transformed by Geoffrey Canada’s Harlem Children’s Zone - named one of the most ambitious social experiments created to break the cycle of poverty. Using archival video footage filmed by Black and Brown youth from the 80's, 90's and early 2000's, the film captures the transformation of New York City's Harlem through the unique lens of three generations of students who grew up with the Harlem Children's Zone.
HCZ Peacemaker Sal Betts raps about growing up as kid in Harlem in the 90s.
Geoffrey Canada says he taught anatomy through martial arts.
Jabari Colon, Middle School student
Reyna Bonaparte raps about the struggles of living in Harlem.
Amber Deas' last day of school.
Denise Deas goes to baby college.
Washington Heights, Manhattan, New York, New York 10033, United States