In Football We Trust

Three talented Utah high school football players from Tonga are featured in In Football We Trust. With unprecedented access, this feature-length documentary explores their lives within the tightly knit Polynesian community. It captures the high-stakes world of recruiting, the nature of competitive athletics and complexities of cultural identity. Viewed as their families’ salvation, these young players experience culture clash as they dream of continuing their community’s legacy of producing NFL stars.

Year


Year: 
2014

Recipient


Erika Cohn

Salt Lake City, UT

Total CPB Investment


$50,000

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Topics


Arts & Culture
Family, Community, Identity & Social Studies
Sports & Athletics
Diversity
Pacific Islander
Youth