A documentary about a basketball player from the rez is holding its own with comedies by Kristin Wiig and Tina Fey.

Documentary About Hoopster Shoni Schimmel Among iTunes' Top Downloads

ICTMN Staff
2/6/14

Off the Rez, a 2011 documentary about Umatilla basketball star Shoni Schimmel, is putting up respectable download numbers at Apple's iTunes store. As of this writing, the fim is at no. 99 on the overall iTunes Top 100 list, and is the seventh-highest ranked documentary.

Click here to go to the Off the Rez page at iTunes.

Schimmel is now a force on the court for the University of Louisville (where her sister Jude is also on the team), and was recently spotlighted by ESPNW as the college player of the week. Off the Rez premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2011, and aired on cable TV as Shoni's Louisville Cardinals were making their run to the NCAA tournament finals in 2013.

Below are a few clips from Off the Rez; many more can be seen at director Jonathan Hock's Youtube channel.

OFF THE REZ - Opening Scene

OFF THE REZ Excerpt - Shoni Schimmel Age 7

OFF THE REZ Excerpt - Shoni "Tough for Native Americans to believe."

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