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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.

A story of resilience, family, and all the things it takes to make a dream become reality.
Three short films that encourage us to reflect on our relationship with the natural world.
Polynesian surfer girl, Vahine, has her sights set on Olympic gold.
Funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the National Endowment for the Arts. Distributed nationally by American Public Television
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A story of resilience, family, and all the things it takes to make a dream become reality.
: Two Hawai‘i Island cowgirls dedicate their lives to caring for their family ranches.
Three short films that encourage us to reflect on our relationship with the natural world.
Polynesian surfer girl, Vahine, has her sights set on Olympic gold.
Teenagers discover that activism, authority and awareness make for a steep learning curve.
New Zealand treasures Isey and her son James invite viewers into their lives.
A chronicle of journeys - migration, spirituality, voyaging, healing and coming home.
Discover the Hawaiian tradition of healing and gender diversity that is all but unknown.
The role of male hula dancers has long been overshadowed by Western concepts of gender.
AMERICAN ALOHA: HULA BEYOND HAWAI’I tells the stories of three kumu hula
Today it is estimated there are nearly 2 million people dancing hula in Japan
FOR MY FATHER’S KINGDOM follows Tongan pensioner Saia Mafile’o and his family
This breathtakingly honest and brave documentary follows 26-year-old musician Stan Walker
THE AUSTRALIAN DREAM unravels the inspirational story of Indigenous AFL legend Adam Goodes
Stories about transgender people in the Pacific Islands
Power Meri follows Papua New Guinea's first national women's rugby league team
The Pacific Island nation of Kiribati is one of the most remote places on the planet.
Tonga’s evolving approach to gender fluidity through the story of leiti Joey Mataele.
Challenging the American hero image in a portrait of 9/11 first-responder Isaac Ho’opi’i.
The inmates at Australia's Berrimah Prison share their feelings and faults through song.
The people of Rapanui attempt to claim back what is theirs: land and a lava-rock image.
Slack key musician Cyril Pahinui jams with some of the most talented musicians in Hawai‘i.
The unbelievable true story of a song and the man who wrote it – Dalvanius Prime
Being Bruno Banani tells the unique story of the first and only Tongan Luger.
Examines the power of art through the union of graffiti and ancient Hawaiian culture.
Explores the bond between New Zealand's indigenous people -- the Maori -- and their land
Follows the life of Myron “Pinky” Thompson, who grew up in Hawaii
Thomas Rongen attempts to turn the American Samoa soccer team into winners
Extras
The promo for the tenth season of documentary series Pacific Heartbeat.
Power Meri follows Papua New Guinea's first national women's rugby league team
Stories about transgender people in the Pacific Islands
The Pacific Island nation of Kiribati is one of the most remote places on the planet.
Slack key musician Cyril Pahinui jams with some of the most talented musicians in Hawai‘i.
The inmates at Australia's Berrimah Prison share their feelings and faults through song.
Tonga’s evolving approach to gender fluidity through the story of leiti Joey Mataele.
The people of Rapanui attempt to claim back what is theirs: land and a lava-rock image.
Challenging the American hero image in a portrait of 9/11 first-responder Isaac Ho’opi’i.
The promo for the eighth season of documentary series Pacific Heartbeat.