About This Series
Pacific Heartbeat, now in its sixth season, is an anthology series that provides viewers a glimpse of the real Pacific - its people, cultures, languages, music, and contemporary issues. From revealing exposés to rousing musical performances, the series features a diverse array of programs that will draw viewers into the heart and soul of Pacific Island culture.
Pacific Heartbeat comes to public television through a partnership between Pacific Islanders in Communications and PBS Hawaii, and is presented and distributed by American Public Television.
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.