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Almost a Woman

[VHS & DVD] USA (2002)
Producer: ALT Films in Association with Masterpiece Theater’s American Collection
Director: Betty Kaplan
Language: Spanish/English dialogue with subtitles
Color; Duration: 120 minutes. 

This film is based on the memoirs of Esmeralda Santiago’s adolescence when her family moves from Puerto Rico to New York City. The film focuses on young Negi, played by Ana Maria Lagasca, and her coming of age amid family, acculturation and identity issues. The film also stars Wanda de Jesus, as Negi’s mother and Miriam Colón as the grandmother.