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Bronx Princess

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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 this 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. "Bronx Princess" will be shown with two short films about family and identity. In "Jennifer," filmmaker Stewart Copeland explores his relationship with his late mother and the distant spaces between memory and history, longing and loss. Annie P. Waldman's "So the Wind Won't Blow It All Away" looks at three high-school students who have returned to New Orleans on their own after Hurricane Katrina in order to graduate with their friends.
 

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