Company: IFWT Productions LLC
Country: USA
Discipline: American Football
Year of production: 2014
Director: Tony Vainuku, /Erika Cohn
Producer: Erika Cohn
Time: 87 min


A journey inside the tightly-knit and complex Polynesian community in Salt Lake City, Utah. With unparalleled access and shot over a four-year time period, an intimate portrait of four young Polynesian men striving to overcome gang violence and near poverty through the promise of American football. Viewed as the “salvation” for their families, these young men reveal the culture clash they experience as they transform out of their adolescence and into the high stakes world of collegiate recruiting, pursuing the dream of continuing their community’s legacy of producing NFL stars. Their stories are interwoven with archival footage and interviews with current and former NFL players (including Troy Polamalu, Haloti Ngata, Star Lotulelei and Vai Sikahema).