This Saturday at 9pm ET/PT, TLC is proud to air the documentary film Off the Rez, which follows a Umatilla Indian family’s journey as they leave the reservation – and the only life they have ever known – to pursue an athletic scholarship. Off the Rez stars Shoni Schimmel, one of the best high school basketball players in the country, and her mother Ceci (who is also her coach) as they work together to redeem generations of struggle for their family and their people, while dealing with the repercussions of leaving the reservation.
Off The Rez was executive produced by Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos, debuted last month at the Tribeca Film Festival. Here is what Slam basketball blog had to say about the movie, including an interview about how it was made. And check out a sneak peek of the documentary below: