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Edge of America (2003)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  10 December 2003 (Netherlands)
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Based on a true story, a black educator takes a job teaching high-school English at the Three Nations Reservation, and is coaxed into coaching the girls basketball team.

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Kenny Williams
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Annie Shorty
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Carla McKinney
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Shirleen
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Franklin
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Dwayne
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Mother Tsosie
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Homer Horton
Fraya Aspaas-Montoya ...
Francie
Trini King ...
Alvina 'Baby' Tsosie
Deanna Taushi Allison ...
Marissa (as Deanna Allison)
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Leroy McKinney
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Cuch
Reb Fleming ...
Stellar Dodge (as Reb Flemming)
Lyle Bahazoni ...
Jasper
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Based on a true story, a black educator takes a job teaching high-school English at the Three Nations Reservation, and is coaxed into coaching the girls basketball team.

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In the radio room when Mr. Williams comes in Dwayne switches off the radio on one board. Then a few moments later after Mr. Williams comes back with the class you can see Dwayne using the same board for music. Yet later, after Mr. Williams gets the class to agree to his idea, Dwayne uses the wrong board, the one on his other side, to turn the radio back on. See more »

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Mother Tsosie: Basketball takes her away from our traditions. It's the women that keep the old ways alive. The women keep the history.
Kenny Williams: Well, sometimes you got to make history.
[trying to get Baby back in school]
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Edge of America
Written by John Trudell and Anne Humphrey
Performed by Anne Humphrey
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Hoosiers on the Rez
1 February 2004 | by (Park City) – See all my reviews

Killer premise: Black male teacher is recruited suddenly to teach English at an Indian reservation high school and takes over as coach of the hapless girls basketball team. Chris Eyre is a talented director. (He actually reprises the reservation DJ commentary that was so funny in Smoke Signals.) This is Hoosiers on the Rez.

I love Eyre's movies because they are thoughtful, funny and compassionate, and always force us to consider people in a new light. He does an extraordinary job of exposing us to the good and the bad in Indian country, and I walk away from his films both enlightened and uplifted.


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