Join us online for a free, virtual screening of the Independent Lens documentary In Football We Trust on Tuesday, February 23rd at 9/8c. Chat in real-time with the filmmakers, Tony Vainuku and Erika Cohn, film subject and BYU linebacker Harvi Langi, NFL defensive lineman for the Cleveland Browns Danny Shelton, and the Positive Coaching Alliance’s David Jacobson while watching the film with football fans from across the country. Discuss what it takes to make it in the NFL, and why Polynesian athletes are 28 times more likely to play football in the NFL than any other ethnic group.
In Football We Trust intimately follows four Polynesian high school football players in Utah struggling to overcome gang violence, family pressures, and poverty as they enter the high stakes world of college recruiting and the promise of pro sports. The odds may be stacked against them, but they’ll never stop fighting for a better future.
This free, online event is brought to you by Indie Lens Pop-Up, KUED, Nashville Public Television, the Center for Asian American Media, OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates, the Positive Coaching Alliance, and the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame with special promotional support from the Utah High School Activities Association, Polynesian All American Bowl, and the International Sociology of Sport Association.
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Indie Lens Pop-Up is a neighborhood series that brings people together for film screenings and community-driven conversations. Featuring documentaries seen on PBS’s Independent Lens, Indie Lens Pop-Up draws local residents, leaders and organizations to discuss what matters most, from newsworthy topics, to family and relationships. Make friends, share stories, and join the conversation.
OVEE online screening events allow participants to watch together and chat live in a virtual theater with friends, fans and experts. Learn more at ovee.itvs.org.