Racing the Rez
In the rugged canyon lands of Northern Arizona, Navajo and Hopi cross-country runners from two rival high schools put it all on the line for Tribal pride, triumph over adversity and state championship glory. Win or lose, what they learn in the course of their seasons will have a dramatic effect on the rest of their lives.
Racing the Rez moves beyond Native American stereotypes of the past and present by delving deep into the daily grind of these Native teenagers. Over the course of two racing seasons, you’ll witness the boys striving to find their place among their Native people and the American culture surrounding them.
Educational Resource: Viewer Discussion Guide
Program Length: 57 mins.
Production Staff: Producer/Director: Brian Truglio
Production Company: Wolf Hill Films
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Public Broadcast Release: July 2012