For two weeks in August, WXXI is offering free documentary screenings, followed by lively discussions, that explore youth self-esteem, cultural identity, crime, life choices, and more. On Tuesday, August 24, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at WXXI, 280 State Street, WXXI will screen Bronx Princess.
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 â€” and very American â€” 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.
All screenings are free and open to the public with RSVP. To RSVP, please contact Shelley Figueroa by phone at (585) 258-0278 or by email at sfig...@wxxi.org.
Companion site: http://www.itvs.org/films/bronx-princess