If you've never watched any of the "Independent Lens" documentaries on PBS you're missing something. I caught MEDORA tonight, a documentary on a small rural Indiana high school basketball team that's really about small rural Midwestern "American" communities that are slowly dying.
It's a heartbreaking as well as inspiring glimpse into the lives of teenagers and their families and community and the ways they face the problems teenagers anywhere encounter but with added challenges particular to communities like Medora, Indiana.
It made me sad, it made me smile, it made me almost cheer...for the small victories that count as big ones there. Worth checking out. Here's the trailer, but it doesn't do the flick justice.