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Off and running: an American coming of age story

Opper, Nicole. (Screenwriter, Producer, Director). Bullock, Sharese. (Producer). Klein-Cloud, Avery (Added Author). hoopla digital. (Added Author).

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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (ca. 76 min.)) : sd., col.
    electronic resource
  • Publisher: [United States] : First Run Films : Made available through hoopla, 2010.

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Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Creation/Production Credits Note: Directed by Nicole Opper.
Participant or Performer Note: Participants: Avery Klein-Cloud, Tova Klein, Travis Cloud, Zay-Zay Klein-Cloud, Rafi Klein-Cloud.
Summary, etc.: With white Jewish lesbians for parents and two adopted brothers - one mixed-race and one Korean - Brooklyn teen Avery grew up in a unique and loving household. But when her curiosity about her African-American roots grows, she decides to contact her birth mother. This choice propels Avery into her own complicated exploration of race, identity, and family that threatens to distance her from the parents she's always known. She begins staying away from home, starts skipping school, and risks losing her shot at the college track career she had always dreamed of. But when Avery decides to pick up the pieces of her life and make sense of her identity, the results are inspiring. Off and Running follows Avery to the brink of adulthood, exploring the strength of family bonds and the lengths people must go to become themselves.
Target Audience Note:
Not rated.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Klein-Cloud, Avery
African American teenage girls New York (State) New York Biography
Adopted children New York (State) New York Biography
Lesbian mothers New York (State) New York

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