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Edge of America

Edge of America

2003, 105 min.
United States, Narrative
Director: Chris Eyre (Cheyenne, Arapaho)
Writer: Willy Holtzman
Co-producer: Willy Holtzman
Produced by: Showtime Networks
Cast: Wes Studi (Cherokee), Irene Bedard (Iñupiat, Métis), Eddie Spears (Lower Brule Sioux), Geri Keams (Navajo), James McDaniel, Delanna Studi (Cherokee), Tim Daly

Inspired by a true, made-in-New Mexico story, this upbeat feature follows a girls' high school basketball team as they learn how to win. Led by their coach, the girls discover the values of passion, dedication and discipline as they climb from the bottom of their division to compete for the state title. Edge of America was the opening night film at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival, and it tells a story about cross-cultural communication, the values of community and commitment, and the thrill of victory.

Awards:

2006, Peabody Award, Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication
2006, Outstanding Performer in a Children/Youth Family Special, Daytime Emmy Awards
2006, DGA Award, Directors Guild of America
2006, Humanitas Prize, Humanitas Prize
2006, WGA Award, Writer's Guild of America

Distributor:

Showtime Networks
10880 Wilshire Blvd # 1600
Los Angeles, California, 90024-4117
United States
Phone: 310-234-5200
Email: Tracey.Wolfson@showtime.net
Website: www.sho.com

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Keywords: African Americans/Black Indians, Games/Sports, Women, Native mediamaker

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2003, 105 min. United States
Dirección: Chris Eyre (Cheyenne, Arapaho)
Escrito por: Willy Holtzman
Co-producción: Willy Holtzman
Producido por: Showtime Networks
Reparto: Wes Studi (Cherokee), Irene Bedard (Iñupiat, Métis), Eddie Spears (Lower Brule Sioux), Geri Keams (Navajo), James McDaniel, Delanna Studi (Cherokee), Tim Daly

Film & Video Center, NMAI–NY
National Museum of the American Indian 
Smithsonian Institution 
One Bowling Green
New York, NY 10004
Phone: 212-514-3737
Fax: 212-514-3725
Email: fvc@si.edu