Ser Grande (When I Grow Up) / Directed by Karen Rossi / 85 min / Doc / Puerto Rico
The daily lives of Juan, Rushian and Ivianyd, three Puerto Rican teenagers, is challenged when they decide to participate in a series of workshops to discover their vocational aspirations and overcome personal limitations. The support of new mentors provokes awareness, but moving forward is not so simple. Social, emotional and sexual identity obstacles are part of this choral portrait set on the margins of Caribbean society.
Karen Rossi (Puerto Rico, 1974) has worked in the film industry since 1998. She’s the producer and director of "Scrap Island" (2007) which was sponsored by the first edition of DocTV Iberoamérica and obtained an Emmy (Suncoast) for Best Cultural Documentary. She directed the short documentary film "Something More" (2009) for the television series Zona Franca (Open Spaces), and is the producer of the series "It’s your right. Defend it.” (2014), also awarded with an Emmy. In 2018 she will premiere her first feature length documentary film "To be Great" with her production company Aurora Docs.