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 6
The transformative power of art through the unlikely union of graffiti and ancient Hawaiian culture. Two renowned street artists, a group of Native Hawaiian youth, and the rural community of Waimea come together to create a mural that addresses the ill effects of environmental changes and encroaching modernization on their native culture.
Visions in the Dark - The Life of Pinky Thompson
Myron "Pinky" Thompson thought bigger than himself and further than the single cause at hand. He fought hard against the stigma of an inferior Native Hawaiian, and a multifaceted cultural identity became key to their ultimate survival. Visions in the Dark is a Hawaiian story of pain and promise, of challenge and triumph, and leadership.
Ever the Land
An exploration of the bond between people and their land through a landmark undertaking of design and construction by one of Aotearoa New Zealand's most passionately independent Māori tribes, Ngāi Tūhoe.
Next Goal Wins
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.