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Independent Lens

In Football We Trust: The Kava Tradition

Clip: Season 17 Episode 8 | 1m 13s

In this excerpt from the Independent Lens documentary In Football We Trust, high school football players, both Polynesian and non, gather together to make and drink Kava root juice — which has a calming effect but isn't illegal — and play the ukulele. Fihi explains, "Kava is our way of holding onto our tradition but at the same time inviting the new."

Aired: 01/25/16

Rating: NR

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