(2002, 113 min.) US
Director: Rick Derby
Produced in association with Native American Public Telecommunications.
Rocks with Wings, filmed over the course of 13 years,
is an indelible portrait of the Lady Chieftains, the legendary
girl 's basketball team from Shiprock, New Mexico. Primarily kids
from the nearby Navajo reservation, the Chieftains were coached
by Jerry Richardson, an African American from Texas who came to
the dusty town fresh out of college and developed a desire to
build a powerful girl 's basketball program.
Image credit: Both
stills from Rocks with Wings - Courtesy of the Farmington