Nimrod Nation, on DVD
Nimrod Nation is an 8-part documentary series that originally aired on Sundance. In the small rural town of Watersmeet, Michigan, the two most popular things on the minds and lips of the townies are basketball and hunting. The town is pretty much obsessed with the school basketball team called the Nimrods. George Peterson is the team coach, the high school principal, and the father of one of the players. The series is an intimate look at small town life, the residents, and high school basketball. I don’t know how I randomly found this DVD, but I’m glad I did, as it is original and heartfelt. Check out the DVD, or have a peek at clips from various episodes here.