In Football We Trust by Tony Vainuku and Erika Cohn
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ABOUT THE FILM:
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. Learn more
about the film.
Discussion moderators for the local screening are Bryan Lee
, Football Coach at Carbondale Community High School, and Kathy Renfro
, Director of the Carbondale Park District.