Football as a ticket to a "better life": Panthers player Star Lotulelei reveals what it's like for Polynesians in the NFL

Watch this preview of full length film "In Football We Trust"

By Stephen Talbot - Ingrid Lee

Published February 8, 2016 3:53PM (EST)

 (Independent Lens)
(Independent Lens)

Star Lotulelei, a starting defensive tackle for the Carolina Panthers, is one of the many Polynesian players drafted into the NFL in recent years. In this short preview of the full length film "In Football We Trust" Lotulelei acknowledges that he doesn't really love football (he likes it) but that he plays in the NFL to support his extended Tongan American family.

Watch the full film here.

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Stephen Talbot is a producer for ITVS / Independent Lens, based in San Francisco.

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