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Basketball or Nothing 

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the lives of the Chinle High School boys' basketball team based on the Navajo Nation reservation in Arizona.
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As their pursuit of a state championship captivates the Chinle community, the team's seniors start to ponder life after high school.


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For a team and an entire community on the Navajo Nation Reservation, the sport of basketball is much more than just a game. It unites a town and is the main source of entertainment in a remote part of northeast Arizona. It acts as a medicine for an area that's plagued by high alcohol, drug and suicide rates. Basketball provides an outlet for teenagers who are battling hardships at home and it offers an opportunity for players to leave the "Rez" and help their families. In Chinle, Arizona, it's Basketball or Nothing.

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2 August 2019 (USA) See more »

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9 August 2019 | by laurelvanwilligenSee all my reviews

So much to like about this documentary. Having watched a slew of these, I can say that it is just so refreshing to see a coach get results without abusive language and behavior toward his players. The staff at the school seemed so good. Concerned, supportive, trying to balance academics with sports. It was impossible for me to ignore the overall atmosphere of depression in most of the players and most of their parents. And I get why they would be depressed. But the one thing that I just cannot figure out for the life of me is why you would spend 25 million dollars on a high school basketball arena when there are people in the community that don't have running water. That right there depressed me.


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