Comments by Jennifer Cecil Moore

Comment for "Mami Basketball"

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Review of Mami Basketball

The reporter uses an ordinary situation to share a multi-layered story.
It's inspirational to hear of the Mexican women making new friends and establishing a social outlet through basketball. The sound of the ball bouncing and people playing on the court mixes well with the interviews.
The conflict with the boys over ownership of the court gives the story direction, but doesn't point to any resolution or leave the listener moved by either side.
The piece could have been more compelling if it focused solely on women, maybe highlighting the experience of one woman and how the community basketball changed her life, or asking the women and boys how they intended to share the court; if either party might involve the city in enforcing regulations or somehow come to an agreement to divide court time.
Overrall, it was a creative use of everyday life to tell the story of these different cultures sharing a common interest.