“Off the Rez” Documentary Set for Digital Release


Louisville’s Shoni Schimmel continues to be one of the most exciting players in women’s college basketball, most recently scoring 25 points, grabbing 8 boards and dishing 5 assists in a 93-52 route over the Houston Cougars. Back when she was a dominant high school prospect, SLAM documented Schimmel’s stellar play in SLAM 136. We weren’t the only ones to take notice of her talent and interesting story—in 2011, director Jonathan Hock released Off the Rez, a film about Schimmel’s budding basketball career and her life on the Umatilla Indian Reservation. The documentary originally aired on TLC, and on January 24 it’s getting a digital re-release. You can pre-order it now on iTunes, and for more information on the film, check out its Facebook page