About This Program
Pacific Heartbeat is a national public television series of critically acclaimed documentaries that provides an authentic glimpse into the Pacific Islander experience. Creative and beautifully told stories about arts, culture and intimate human stories, the series features a diverse array of programs intended to draw viewers into the heart and soul of Pacific Island culture.
From revealing exposés to rousing musical performances, Pacific Heartbeat features a diverse array of programs intended to draw viewers into the heart and soul of Pacific Island culture.
Pacific Heartbeat is produced by Pacific Islanders in Communications in partnership with PBS Hawaii, and distributed by American Public Television.
Episodes from Season 7
Poi E - The Story of Our Song
The song behind our PRIDE is a story which brings to the screen, the life of Dalvanius Prime - a man who brought disco to Australia; the warmth of the Ngoi Pewhairangi, a community elder whose passion for indigenous Māori language; and the lives of the Pātea Māori club, a traditional dance group comprised of freezing workers from the town Pātea.
Making Good Men
Two high profile New Zealanders, a former All Black, Norm Hewitt, and Hollywood actor, Manu Bennett reveal their unforgettable account of bullying with unprecedented honesty. Making Good Men is not a story of blame or humiliation. It’s a path to redemption, reconciliation and ultimately to restoration.
Being Bruno Banani
The unique story of the first and only Tongan luger who qualified for the 2014 Winter Olympics. After only five months of hard training, far from home, Bruno Banani stood a realistic chance of taking part in the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver. No luger has ever managed to achieve so much in such a short space of time.