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Pacific Heartbeat

Website: http://pacificheartbeat.org/

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Running the gamut from enlightening documentaries to musical showcases, the anthology series PACIFIC HEARTBEAT draws viewers into the heart, mind and soul of Pacific Island culture. Episodes: "Na Mele: Jerry Santos", "Splinters", "Road to the Globe" and "Na Loea: The Masters."

Episodes:

  • Being Bruno Banani

    Being Bruno Banani tells the unique story of the first and only Tongan Luger who managed to qualify in an amazingly short amount of time for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi. Through his name he also acted as the first "living brand" using a completely new and disputed way to get around the strict IOC's Olympic advertising regulations.

    Length: 01:26:40
    Usage rights: 4/1/2018 to 4/30/2022
  • Corridor Four

    A nationally recognized K9 Unit Officer, Isaac Ho'opi'i is responsible for saving numerous people from the Pentagon during the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. Countless articles were written about his heroism following 9/11. He was photographed by Richard Avedon for a spread in USA Today. He appeared on NBC's Today Show. And he ran the Olympic Torch on its way to Salt Lake City for the 2002 Winter Olympics. Corridor Four is a documentary that illustrates Isaac's story in the aftermath of 9/11. After all the news cameras had turned off and all the lights had dimmed, Isaac was left only with the horrific images he had seen and the memory of those he was unable to save. His is a story not of a hero basking in the glory of his past deeds, but of a human being filled with regret that he couldn't change something completely out of his control.

    Length: 00:56:46
    Usage rights: 4/29/2019 to 4/28/2023
  • Leitis In Waiting

    Leitis in Waiting tells the story of Tonga's evolving approach to gender fluidity through a character-driven portrait of the most prominent leiti (transgender) in the Kingdom, Joey Mataele, a devout Catholic of royal descent. Over the course of an eventful year, Joey organizes a beauty pageant, mentors a young leiti who is rejected by her family, and attempts to work with fundamentalist Christians regarding Tonga's anti-sodomy and cross-dressing laws. Her story reveals what it means to be different in a deeply religious and conservative society, and what it takes to be accepted without giving up who you are.

    Length: 00:56:46
    Usage rights: 4/29/2019 to 4/28/2023
  • Let's Play Music! Slack Key with Cyril Pahinui And Friends

    Length: 00:56:46
    Usage rights: 4/29/2019 to 4/28/2023
  • Making Good Men

    What would you say if you came face to face with your childhood bully as an adult? Maybe you have it all mapped out in your head, maybe you've practiced your speech a million times. Or were you the bully? Have you ever thought about whether you would acknowledge your past, given the opportunity? In this moving and remarkably told story, two high profile men, a former All Black rugby player and a Hollywood actor, reveal their unforgettable account of bullying with unprecedented honesty. It's also about how the cycle of abuse, which is all too often seen in New Zealand families, can and must be broken. Making Good Menis not a story of blame or humiliation. It is a path to forgiveness, redemption, reconciliation and ultimately to restoration.

    Length: 00:56:46
    Usage rights: 4/1/2018 to 4/30/2022
  • Poi E: The Story of Our Song

    Not many songs in the history of the Universe have the power to bridge cultures, save towns, change lives, travel the world, set records and give pride to a culture, a community, a language and a people. "POI E: the story of our song" is the unbelievable true story of a song that did and the man who did it - Dalvanius Prime. "POI E: the story of our song" is a film about the New Zealand entertainer Dalvanius Prime, who returns home to Patea from the cabaret stage of Australia to nurse his dying mother. Upon his return, he discovers that his community is suffering from the closure of the township's main industry, the Freezing Works. Dalvanius Prime teams up with the Maori language expert Ngoi Pcwhairangi and his family of ex--freezing workers, the Patea Maori Club. And together they bring a song to life, which affects the spirit and cultural pride of Maori and New Zealand forever.

    Length: 00:56:46
    Usage rights: 4/1/2018 to 4/30/2022
  • Prison Songs

    The people imprisoned in a Darwin jail are shown in a unique and completely new light in Australia's first ever documentary musical. Incarcerated in tropical Northern Territory, over 800 inmates squeeze into the overcrowded spaces of Berrimah Prison. In an Australian first, the inmates share their feelings, faults and experiences in the most extraordinary way - through song.

    Length: 00:56:46
    Usage rights: 4/29/2019 to 4/28/2023
  • Te Kuhane O Te Tupuna (The Spirit of the Ancestors)

    This documentary film is a journey from Easter Island to London, in search of the lost Moai Hoa Haka Nanaia, a statue of significant cultural importance. It explores the social and political landscape of the island of Rapanui as the people attempt to claim back what is rightfully theirs: their land and a lava-rock image of tremendous presence, representing one of the world's most extraordinary cosmological views.

    Length: 00:56:46
    Usage rights: 4/29/2019 to 4/28/2023

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