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About the Movie
"Off the Rez" follows Shoni Schimmel, a high-school junior living on the Umatilla Indian Reservation in Oregon and the star basketball player on the local team. When Shoni's mother, Ceci Moses, goes against the wishes of her community and takes a job coaching a high-school team in Portland, the course of Shoni and her family's lives are changed forever. This compelling documentary chronicles Shoni's senior year and reveals the struggle that mother and daughter face to keep their hoop dreams alive and prove that Native American women can become champions off the Rez. A FilmBuff Presentation.
I WANT TO WATCH IT AGAIN...... and again, loved it...
I was very moved by this well-done documentary. It was NOT a pity-party for Native Americans but a story of overcoming adversity with determination, talent and hard work. What was also very interesting and highlighted was the very strong community and family ties which are as much as a blessing as a curse to people because there is little success on the reservation you must leave but in leaving you leave your strong support network. One has to question was this the chicken or the egg effect of the reservations? I highly recommend watching this documentary it was well edited and the story compelling.
so happy i bought instead of rent !!!!! way to hustle …. keep it up !!!!