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This documentary tells the story of the basketball players of Prince George's County, MD. Since 2000, the county has spawned some 25 NBA players, more than a dozen WNBA players, and countless more who have competed at elite universities.
The Scheme appears to lack just that.
It's hard to determine what Kondelis is trying to achieve with this:
The inefficiency of law enforcement?
The corruption of sport?
The, relative innocence of Christian Dawkins?
Despite not focusing on any given topic, the overall sensation is that The Scheme is lacking in a prerequisite for documentaries - objectivity.
Why take the viewpoint that Dawkins, who is obviously knee deep in a crooked system, should be the chosen voice to criticise said system?
There is an element of truth in the fact that he got hard done by in relation to his involvement - but a nuance of raw deal hardly makes for a great documentary.
If you're looking to criticise the system - do so.
If you're using Dawkins to demonstrate a miscarriage of justice - there are thousands more deserving.
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