Lacrosse was born in Akwesasne Mohawk Territory as a sacred game, traditionally reserved for men. Just off the reservation at Salmon River High in Fort Covington, NY an all-Native girls lacrosse team comes together, seeking to be the first Native women’s team to bring home a Section Championship. But first, they will have to overcome their crosstown rivals, Massena High. As the season comes to a head, the team is faced with increasing ambivalence in their own community and the girls must prove that the game of lacrosse is their rightful inheritance. With more than just the championship on the line, the girls fight to blaze a new path for the next generation of Native women, while still honoring their people’s tradition in a changing world. Erlich’s film will be shown in its entirety and he will be available for discussion at the end of the viewing.
Judd Ehrlich is a Grand Clio and Emmy Award-winning director and producer who knows his craft and has mastered the art of exposing compelling and honest stories. Ehrlich’s recent documentaries “Keepers of the Game” and “We Could Be Kings”, forged a new model for documentary production and premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and on ABC television. Ehrlich directed two television series for ESPN and a series for The CW Network. He collaborated on the editing of Sundance-winner Family Name and Ric Burns’ Emmy-winning series, “New York”. Ehrlich was an editor and producer at CBS News and directed film programs at BAM, Brooklyn College, JCC Manhattan and the Brooklyn Museum, He lives with his wife and two children in Flatbush, Brooklyn. Ehrlich is a Vassar College graduate and teaches filmmaking.