Inside A Change director Rik Cordero has really made a name for himself in the last few years following a number of powerful films and innovative videos, and his latest work looks to set to continue the trend. The World is Watching is a 6-part documentary series directed by Cordero and narrated by legendary film-maker Spike Lee, which takes a look at the lives of a number of up and coming ballers from all over New York City as they get ready for the 2010 Battle of the Boroughs.
Along the way they soon learn just what it takes to “live up to the expectations of their coaches, their families and their boroughs.” The first episode introduces us to some of the young guns the show will focus on, and even features an appearance from former NBA player God Shammgod, who takes the role of the Harlem team’s assistant coach.
The show is hosted on the official YouTube channel for Three21Media, a full-service video production company Cordero founded, and features a wide array of videos he directed; from music videos for Wale and Smoke DZA, to feature-length films. Before you ask by the way, yes he did direct the brilliant video for “The Symbol” by Action Bronson and The Alchemist. Check out the first part of The World is Watching below.