Rosa’s expression, determination and willingness to take action are at her core. We experience the subtle but seismic impact each scene reveals about the moments that have shaped her, and the chronological unpacking triggers the memories of our own curious cultivation. But what makes Rosa heroic is her attitude. There’s a glimmer behind her eyes. She knows exactly who she is. She watches. Listens. She’s not fooled by hubris and has no dream of being in the spotlight. She’s got no time for that. There’s too much for her to learn, and too much for her to master.
We get the sense that Rosa’s strength of character stems from firm but loving lessons. Her gift for rolling with the punches has been hard-earned. Success is about putting in the work. Her dad insisted that time together was best spent over a chessboard; that you follow the game even if you’re on the bench. Life isn’t about winning. It’s strategy that really counts. Doing the right thing doesn’t always mean playing by the rules. She’s a rebel. The kind of person that changes the world in big and small ways.