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  • Rocky Otoo offers advice to first-generation Americans who are heading to college.

    Rocky Otoo offers advice to first-generation Americans who are heading to college.

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  • Rocky Otoo, 17, center, stands with her father, Nii Adjedu, and her mother "Auntie" Yaa Otoo

    Rocky Otoo, 17, center, stands with her father, Nii Adjedu, and her mother "Auntie" Yaa Otoo

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The Film

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.

The Filmmakers

  1. Yoni BrookProducer/Director
  2. Musa SyeedProducer/Director