TAG: Off the Rez

College, Featured Gallery, High School / Apr 27, 2011 / 5:30 pm

Film Premiere: Off the Rez Is Hoop Dreams Meets Glory Road

Shoni Schimmel

Shoni Schimmel (photo. Alastair Christopher)

A vicious cycle is defined as a chain of events in which the response to one difficulty creates a new problem that aggravates the original difficulty. Thus is the perceived life on the Umatilla Indian Reservation in Eastern Oregon. But Shoni Schimmel changed all that.

Schimmel, who just finished her freshman season as the starting point guard at the University of Louisville, had to overcome stereotypes, slurs and financial hardships to make it to where she is today – think Hoop Dreams meets Glory Road. And in Jonathan Hock‘s latest documentary, Off the Rez, that premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival Tuesday night, you’re taken along for the unforgettable ride. Read More »