About the Film

Bronx Princess

BRONX PRINCESS follows headstrong 17-year-old teenager 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 over 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.

The story behind the Bronx Princess music: http://www.pbs.org/pov/bronxprincess/soundtrack.php


  • Big Sky Film Festival, 2009 – Winner - Best Documentary Short
  • AFI/Discovery Channel SILVERDOCS Film Festival, 2009
  • Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale), 2009
  • International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA), 2008
  • True/False Film Festival, 2009
  • Rooftop Films Summer Series, New York, NY, 2009
  • New York African Film Festival at Lincoln Center, New York, NY, 2009
  • UrbanWorld Film Festival, New York 2009
  • Chicago International Children's Film Festival, 2009
  • Real Life Documentary Festival, Accra, Ghana, 2009
  • Festival Dei Popoli, Florence, Italy 2009
  • Connecticut Film Festival, 2009
  • Pawtucket Film Festival, Rhode Island, 2009
  • Dokufest, Prizren, Kosovo, 2009
  • Encounters South African Documentary Festival, Capetown, South Africa, 2009
  • ViewFinders International Film Festival for Youth, Nova Scotia, Canada, 2009
  • African Film Festival National Traveling Series, 2009

Film Info

Documentary Film
HDCAM Digital Video
Length: 38 min

Directed and Produced by Yoni Brook and Musa Syeed

Executive Producer: Marco Williams

Full Credits

BRONX PRINCESS is made possible by:
The Corporation for Public Broadcasting

Fiscal Sponsor: The Hartley Film Foundation

International Broadcast Sales: DR International Sales