Join us to watch Off the Rez, which will be followed by a discussion moderated by Raney Bench, Curator of Education.
Off the Rez is the story of Shoni Schimmel. Shoni was a high-school junior living on the Umatilla Indian Reservation in Oregon, the star basketball player on the local team. Then Shoni's mother, Ceci Moses, took a job coaching a high school team in Portland, and against the wishes of her own mother and grandmother on the "Rez," Ceci brought Shoni and her seven other children with her. Now, Shoni's senior year has become the most important year of their lives as mother and daughter fight to prove that Native American women can become champions off the Rez.
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The Abbe Museum's third annual film series brings important contemporary films by and about Native people to Bar Harbor. Filmmakers and scholars lead panel discussions following each film. Films are screened in the Community Gallery at the Downtown Abbe Museum, 26 Mount Desert Street, and are free and open to the public. For more information about the film series, visit www.abbemuseum.org.