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Pacific HeartbeatPacific Heartbeat

Prison SongsPrison Songs
 

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.



 

Leitis in WaitingLeitis in Waiting
 

Leitis in Waiting
The Kingdom of Tonga is one of the most socially conservative and deeply religious nations in the world but is also home to a visible community of talented and creative “leitis” or transgender women.

Te Kuhane o Te TupunaTe Kuhane o Te Tupuna
 

Te Kuhane o Te Tupuna
A grandfather and a girl travel from the most remote island in the world, Easter Island, in search of Mana, the sacred power of their ancestors.


 

Corridor FourCorridor Four
 

Corridor Four
Corridor Four challenges the image of the American hero in a heartfelt portrait of 9/11 first-responder Isaac Ho’opi’i as he works to put that traumatic experience behind him through the support of his family and his love of music.

Let’s Play Music! Slack Key with Cyril Pahinui & FriendsLet’s Play Music! Slack Key with Cyril Pahinui & Friends

Let’s Play Music! Slack Key with Cyril Pahinui & Friends
An intimate look at master slack key artist Cyril Pahinui, his friends, and family as they play music and reminisce about his father, Gabby Pahinui, one of Hawaiʻi’s true recording legends.

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Thursday at 9pm on LEARN

Pacific Heartbeat, now in its eighth season, is a television series that showcases independently produced documentary films of the real Pacific - its people, cultures and contemporary issues.

This season we witness stories of determination and courage from Australia, Rapa Nui (Easter Island), Tonga and the U.S.

From those struggling to survive an outdated prison system through song to the right of passage of the Leitis, to the efforts to claim an ancestral artifact back to its homeland, and the valor of a K9 unit officer present at the 9-11 attack at the Pentagon.