Rocks With Wings

Sports, Documentary
Documentary on the Lady Chieftains, a team of Navajo high school basketball players from Shiprock, New Mexico. Since the arrival in 1987 of African-American coach Jerry Richardson, the Lady Chieftains have reached the ...more
Director: Rick Derby
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Documentary on the Lady Chieftains, a team of Navajo high school basketball players from Shiprock, New Mexico. Since the arrival in 1987 of African-American coach Jerry Richardson, the Lady Chieftains have reached the New Mexico Women's Basketball Tournament eight times and have won four state championships. Provides insight into the decade-long period of self-discovery and achievement for the team, the coach and the town of Shiprock. Follows the progress of the women as they go on to college, sparking a renewed sense of pride in the Navajo community.

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