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Pacific Heartbeat

Website: http://pacificheartbeat.org/
Next Airing: Mon, Aug 17th, 2020 at 4:00 AM 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:

  • 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: Mon, Aug 17th, 2020 at 4:00 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:56:45
    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.

    Next Airing: Mon, Aug 24th, 2020 at 4:00 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:56:46
    Usage rights: 4/29/2019 to 4/28/2023
  • 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: Mon, Aug 31st, 2020 at 4:00 AM 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

    Next Airing: Mon, Sep 7th, 2020 at 4:00 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:56:46
    Usage rights: 4/29/2019 to 4/28/2023
  • Anote's Ark

    The Pacific Island nation of Kiribati (population: 100,000) is one of the most remote places on the planet, seemingly far-removed from the pressures of modern life. Yet it is one of the first countries that must confront the main existential dilemma of our time: imminent annihilation from sea-level rise. While Kiribati's President Anote Tong races to find a way to protect his nation's people and maintain their dignity, many Kiribati are already seeking safe harbour overseas. Set against the backdrop of international climate and human rights negotiations, Anote's struggle to save his nation is intertwined with the extraordinary fate of Tiemeri, a young mother of six, who fights to migrate her family to New Zealand. At stake is the survival of Tiemeri's family, the Kiribati people, and 4,000 years of Kiribati culture.

    Next Airing: Mon, Sep 14th, 2020 at 4:00 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:56:46
    Usage rights: 4/19/2020 to 4/18/2024
  • Power Meri

    Next Airing: Mon, Sep 21st, 2020 at 4:00 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:56:46
    Usage rights: 4/19/2020 to 4/18/2024
  • Born This Way: Awa's Story and the Rogers

    Born This Way: Awaʻs Story - In New Zealand, Te Awarangi 'Awa' Puna is an openly transgender Maori teen attending her final year at Kapiti College in Wellington, New Zealand. This documentary follows her journey from male to female as we see the support of her family and the hurdles she must overcome. The Rogers - An intimate glimpse into the lives of those who formed the first visible group of transgender men in the Pacific Islands - The Rogers of Samoa - as they build an outside oven, seek romance, and prepare to perform a traditional men's dance in public. While still facing many obstacles, their stories illustrate the power that come when those rejected by society create their own community.

    Next Airing: Mon, Sep 28th, 2020 at 4:00 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:56:46
    Usage rights: 4/19/2020 to 4/18/2024
  • 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

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