A note from Colin Roch to Eric Schachter

What impressed me most about this documentary is the appreciation of and contact/connection with the people of Harlem that can be felt. It’s a window into a community with a cohesion that is less common in white society. On the surface it is a film about gentrification, but it hints at/provokes reflection in my mind of a re-examining of humanity, society, what it means to be human, the meaning of life, happiness in life, connectivity, unity, in human society and what the African-American community/culture as expressed by the Harlem community offers.

Colin Roch, Photographer