Bronx Princess
Yoni Brook and Musa Syeed 2009
Documentary Short

Thursday Jan 6, 2011
Free Show

Bruckner Bar & Grill
Indoors at the Bruckner Bar and Grill
South Bronx
1 Bruckner Blvd, Bronx, NY 10454
Take the 4, 5 to 138 St. Grand Concourse or the 6 to 138 Street 3rd Avenue

7:00Doors Open
7:45Films begin
9:00Q & A with the filmmakers


This Show Presented in Partnership With
Bruckner Bar and Grill
New York City Council Member Arroyo

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Bronx Princess (Yoni Brook and Musa Syeed | Bronx, NY | 38 min.)

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Bronx Princess follows headstrong 17-year-old Rocky's journey as she leaves behind her mother in New York City to reunite with her father, a chief in Ghana, West Africa. Filmed during the tumultuous summer between high school and college, this funny and touching documentary tells Rocky's coming-of-age story. By confronting her immigrant parents' ideas of adulthood, Rocky reconciles her African heritage with her dream of independence. Bronx Princess is the hub of an outreach campaign to improve access to educational resources for urban youth and bridge the educational divide in immigrant families. The filmmakers' goal is to remove the obstacles that immigrant and low-income youth face when seeking post-secondary education. Bronx Princess is an effective way of promoting dialogue within immigrant families and guiding youth toward post-secondary education.

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