New PBS Documentary: Bronx Princess
While browsing through the September 2009 copy of Marie Claire magazine, I stumbled across a great must-see TV program find called Bronx Princess.
Next month PBS will air a documentary called Bronx Princess on a wealthy teenage girl from Ghana splitting her time from her digs in the Bronx with her mother to her father’s mansion (re: royal palace) in her native homeland.
Here’s what I discovered about Bronx Princess when I visited the official site:
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, BRONX PRINCESS 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.
This got my attention and I have high hopes that the end result would be great. It’s always great to see more African-related content on broadcast television. (FYI: The No. 1 Detective Series is another guilty pleasure of mine. Kudos to Anika Noni Rose and Jill Scott.)
Did you know that Bronx Princess already had its TV premiere in Sweden back in April? Check out a great review over at Africa is A Country blog.
Bronx Princess airs September 22nd. Will you tune in?