POV: Off And Running
Airs Sunday, September 26, 2010 at 10:30 p.m. on KPBS TV
Friday, September 24, 2010
Credit: Courtesy of Jacob Okada
"Off And Running" is the story of Brooklyn teenager Avery, a track star with a bright future. She is the adopted African-American child of white Jewish lesbians. Her older brother is black and Puerto Rican, and her younger brother is Korean. Though it may look atypical, Avery’s household is like most American homes — until Avery writes to her birth mother. The response throws her into crisis.
She struggles over her “true” identity, the circumstances of her adoption and her estrangement from black culture. When it seems as if her life is unraveling, Avery decides to pick up the pieces and make sense of her identity.
A co-production of ITVS in association with American Documentary|POV and the Diverse Voices Project, with funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Director/producer: Nicole Opper.
"Off And Running" will be available for online viewing through December 7, 2010.
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