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Pacific Heartbeat

Website: http://pacificheartbeat.org/
Next Airing: Sat, Jun 22nd, 2019 at 11:00 PM on UEN-TV

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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:

  • 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.

    Next Airing: Sat, Jun 22nd, 2019 at 11:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:56:46
    Usage rights: 4/1/2018 to 4/30/2022
  • 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.

    Next Airing: Sat, Jun 29th, 2019 at 11:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:56:46
    Usage rights: 4/1/2018 to 4/30/2022
  • Mele Murals

    Mele Murals is a documentary about the transformative power of art through the unlikely union of graffiti and ancient Hawaiian culture. At the center of the story are two renowned street artists - Estria Miyashiro (aka Estria) and John Hina (aka Prime) - a group of Native Hawaiian youth, and the rural community of Waimea. Through their stories Mele Murals shows how public art and Native Hawaiian traditions transforms the artists, students and community.

    Next Airing: Thu, Jul 4th, 2019 at 12:00 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:56:46
    Usage rights: 4/24/2017 to 4/30/2021
  • 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.

    Next Airing: Sat, Jul 6th, 2019 at 11:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:56:46
    Usage rights: 4/29/2019 to 4/28/2023
  • Visions in the Dark: The Life of Pinky Thompson

    Visions in the Dark: The Life of Pinky Thompson is a Hawaiian story of pain and promise, of challenge and triumph and a story of leadership. Sustaining a serious eye wound in Normandy during WWII that left him in the dark for two years, Myron "Pinky" Thompson emerged with a clear vision of his purpose in life. Thompson would go on to be a social worker, mentor and revered leader in the Native Hawaiian community who left a legacy of positive social change, pride in Pacific heritage and a strong sense of native identity among Hawaiians that flourishes today.

    Next Airing: Thu, Jul 11th, 2019 at 12:00 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:56:46
    Usage rights: 4/24/2017 to 4/30/2021
  • 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.

    Next Airing: Sat, Jul 13th, 2019 at 11:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:56:46
    Usage rights: 4/29/2019 to 4/28/2023
  • Ever The Land

    Ever The Land explores the sublime bond between people and their land. For the past 150 years, longstanding grievances over extreme colonization tactics have defined the Ngai (tribe) Tuhoe and New Zealand governments relationship. In 2014 history was made when the Tuhoe's ancestral homelands were returned, the New Zealand government gave a official apology and Tuhoe built the first ever "Living Building" in Aotearoa, New Zealand as a testament to their values and vision of self-governance.

    Next Airing: Thu, Jul 18th, 2019 at 12:00 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:56:46
    Usage rights: 4/24/2017 to 4/30/2021
  • 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.

    Next Airing: Sat, Jul 20th, 2019 at 11:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:56:46
    Usage rights: 4/29/2019 to 4/28/2023
  • Next Goal Wins

    In 2001, the tiny Pacific island of American Samoa suffered a world record 31-0 defeat at the hands of Australia, garnering headlines across the world as the worst football team on the planet. Next Goal Wins is an inspirational story about the power of hope in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds, and an object lesson in what it really means to be a winner in life.

    Next Airing: Thu, Jul 25th, 2019 at 12:00 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 01:26:46
    Usage rights: 4/24/2017 to 4/30/2021
  • 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.

    Next Airing: Sat, Jul 27th, 2019 at 11:00 PM on UEN-TV
    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

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