SCREENS ON THE 25TH MARCH AT 5:30 PM AT NGĀ PURAPURA
REPEATS ON THE 27TH MARCH AT 1:30 PM AT NGĀ PURAPURA
Directed by Tony Vainuku (Tongan American) and Erika Cohn
In Football We Trust is an insightful and moving documentary feature film exploring in rich detail the remarkable story behind the Polynesian pipeline to the Nfl. A contemporary American story, the film transports viewers deep inside the tightly-knit and complex Polynesian community in Salt Lake City, Utah, one of the chief sources for the modern influx of Pacific Islander NFLers.
With unprecedented access and shot over a four year time period, the film intimately portrays four young Polynesian men striving to overcome gang violence and near poverty through the promise of American football. Directed by first time feature filmmakers Tony Vainuku and Erika Cohn, In Football We Trust takes us into the lives of these high school athletes and their families.