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Bronx Princess

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PBS Premiere: September 22, 2009


Rocky Otoo is the Bronx-bred teenage daughter of Ghanaian parents, and she's no pushover. She is a sassy high-achiever bound for college. With freedom in sight, Rocky rebels against her mother's rules. When their relationship reaches a breaking point, Rocky flees to her father, a chief in Ghana. What follows is captured in Bronx Princess, a tumultuous coming-of-age story set in a homeland both familiar and strange. Her precocious — and very American — ideas of a successful, independent life conflict with her father's traditional African values. Reconciling her dual legacies becomes an unexpected chapter in this unforgettable young woman's education. A co-production with the Independent Television Service (ITVS).

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TAGS: ghana, growing up, new york city, teenagers, teens, youth

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Film Information

Bronx Princess (60 min.)

Premiere Date: September 22, 2009

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Filmmakers: Yoni Brook, Musa Syeed Bio | Interview | Statement

Press: Fact Sheet | Press Release | Filmmaker Statement


Yoni Brook
Yoni Brook
Musa Syeed
Musa Syeed

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