Thursday, January 21 , at 7 p.m. | Preview the film and join the conversation on the remarkable story behind the “Polynesian Pipeline” to the NFL.
Indie Lens Pop-Up, presented by the Independent Television Service (ITVS), Independent Lens, and WKAR and Project 60/50 at Michigan State, is excited to offer an advance screening of In Football We Trust, a film by Tony Vainuku and Erika Cohn. The film follows four young Polynesian men striving to overcome gang violence and near poverty through the promise of American football.
The evening begins with a full screening of the film and continues with conversation as guest panelists share their own experiences and reactions to the topics in the film.
The panelists are James Moore, DeWitt High School assistant football coach and Bill Feraco, East Lansing High School head football coach.
Free with Reservation
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WKAR Indie Lens Pop-Up takes place in the Communication Arts & Sciences Media Auditorium (Room 145), 404 Wilson Road on the campus of Michigan State University. Parking is free (after 6 p.m.) in the Trowbridge Road parking ramp, near the South, Main Lobby.
More About 'In Football We Trust"
In Football We Trust is an insightful and moving documentary that transports viewers deep inside the tightly-knit and complex Polynesian community in Salt Lake City, Utah, one of the chief sources for the NFL’s influx of Pacific Islander players. Shot over a four-year period with unprecedented access, the film follows four young Polynesian men striving to overcome gang violence and near poverty through the promise of American football.
On the Air
In Football We Trust airs on Monday, January 25, 2016 at 10 p.m. (check local listings) on WKAR and PBS.