Zoned in

Filmed over the course of nine years, this documentary traces the journey of 16-year-old Daniel from a Bronx high school to an Ivy League university while simultaneously exploring the role of race and class in the American education system.

Adolescence & Coming of Age, Democracy & Human Rights, Education

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Daniel Nartey is starting his teen years; two older brothers in prison, already a father at 15, almost a high school drop-out, when an incredible journey begins. Filmed over the course of nine years, Zoned In traces the remarkable real-life journey of Daniel from a Bronx high school to an Ivy League university while simultaneously exploring the role of race and class in the American education system. Narrated by Daniel himself, the movie celebrates the accomplishments of this extraordinary young man while still presenting an honest depiction of his struggles to fit in amongst the privileged students at his college and his candid questioning of a system that has allowed him to excel but has left so many of his friends and family members behind.