Carnegie Library Profiles NFL Hopefuls With ‘In Football We Trust’

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On January 12th, the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and WQED will present an Indie Lens Pop Up screening of In Football We Trust, a documentary feature that explores, in rich detail, the remarkable story behind the Polynesian Pipeline to the NFL.

Directed by first time feature filmmakers Tony Vainuku and Erika Cohn, 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. Shot over a four-year period, the film intimately portrays four young Polynesian men striving to overcome gang violence and near poverty through the promise of American football.

The Indie Lens Pop Up screening of In Football We Trust will take place in the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Lecture Hall at 6 p.m. Admission is free, but guests are encouraged to register at Eventbrite.

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