Welcome to the Racing the Rez Newspage
Racing the Rez reveals the transformative potential of cross-country running at the team level. The story follows two rival high school teams focusing on five teens growing up on the Navajo and Hopi reservations — two distinct cultures but both richly steeped in the legacy of running as a powerful cultural tradition and a sport. Unfolding over two years of careful, patient observation, this documentary offers a rare view into the surprising complexity and diversity of contemporary reservation life, from the point of view of the young runners.
The REVIEWS Are In!
We’d like to thank all of our fans and supporters and look forward to
hearing from you each. We welcome your feedback and contributions!
Arlington International Film Festival Best Documentary Award: 9.25.12
Cool Running – Racing the Rez: 10.14.12
DigBoston – Film Feature: Racing the Rez: 10.16.12
Boston Herald: ‘Rez’ leads pack at Arlington Film Fest: 10.19.12
American Indians in Children’s Literature: 10.24.12