[04/27/11 - 10:47 AM] TLC to Premiere Documentary Film "Off the Rez" on May 14 Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos executive produced the film, which made its world debut last night at the Tribeca Film Festival.
[via press release from TLC]
TLC to Premiere Documentary Film OFF THE REZ on May 14
TLC today announces that it will premiere the documentary film OFF THE REZ on Saturday, May 14 at 9/8c. The film, from director Jonathan Hock and executive produced by Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos, made its world debut last night, April 26, at the Tribeca Film Festival.
OFF THE REZ follows Shoni Schimmel, a Umatilla Indian and one of the best high school basketball players in the country, and her family as she pursues her dream of being the first from her tribe to get a college basketball scholarship. Shoni and her mother Ceci - who is also her coach - battle together to redeem generations of struggle for their family and their people, but her hoop dreams are threatened after her family leaves the Umatilla Indian Reservation.
"It's been a honor working with Shoni and her family to tell this story. Their journey in OFF THE REZ exemplifies the American dream, showing how the human spirit can overcome any challenge through hard work and persistence. Shoni's talent is remarkable, and her family's bond makes OFF THE REZ a fantastic fit for TLC," said Mark Consuelos, who also narrates the film.
OFF THE REZ is a Hock Films Production, presented by TLC in association with Milojo Productions. The film is Written and Directed by Jonathan Hock; Executive Producers are Kelly Ripa, Mark Consuelos and Albert Bianchini.