'Off the Rez': Documentary on the Schimmel Sisters Airs Tuesday Before Louisville Plays for National Title
Before you watch the NCAA women's national championship game starring the Schimmel Sisters and their Louisville Cardinals squad Tuesday, April 9 at 8:30 p.m./ET on ESPN, catch a special re-airing of Off the Rez, the acclaimed documentary about the Schimmels. The Discovery Fit & Health channel will air Off the Rez at 6 p.m./ET. For more info, click here.
Off the Rez is "the story of a Native American family in Oregon that leaves the reservation in pursuit of the American dream on behalf of one of their 8 children, a 16 year-old girl who is one of the best high school basketball players in the country. Four generations of strong Native American women from the Umatilla Nation struggle together to preserve their traditions with the unforgiving world of big-time American high school sports."
The film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in April 2011. To learn more, visit the doc's website by clicking here.