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Update: You can read my review of the documentary for Clutch magazine here.

“Bronx Princess” is a new documentary on PBS following the life of a young teen, Rocky Otoo. Below is a synopsis of the documentary and a short preview. You can watch the entire film online here until October 23rd.

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.


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