“PACIFIC HEARTBEAT” UNVEILS ITS LANDMARK 10TH SEASON WITH A NEW SLATE OF INDIE FILMS FROM ACROSS THE PACIFIC ISLANDS
-Tenth Anniversary Line-Up Includes Four All-New Documentaries Alongside Encore Presentations of the ‘Hula’ Trilogy of Films from Lisette Marie Flanary-
(Honolulu) - Pacific Islanders in Communications (PIC) unveiled today the line-up for the tenth consecutive season of its flagship public television series, Pacific Heartbeat, with four new documentary films recounting diverse aspects of Pacific lives, and two encore presentations that delve into the celebrated spiritual and cultural world of hula—from Hawai’i to Tokyo and beyond. The new season will be available to viewers on U.S. public television and online, beginning May 2021.
“After ten consecutive years and more than 40 original films from across the Pacific Islands region, Pacific Heartbeat is set to deliver its new season to a growing global audience eager to celebrate the unique culture and heritage of the Pacific Islands diaspora,” said Leanne Ferrer, Executive Director of Pacific Islanders in Communications. "The Pacific Heartbeat series opens people's hearts and minds to the stories of Pacific Islands— our history, culture and contemporary life, available to U.S. viewers on PBS and online.”
Pacific Heartbeat is presented through a partnership between Pacific Islanders in Communications and PBS Hawaiʻi, and is distributed by Boston-based American Public Television (APT) and broadcast nationally on WORLD Channel (distributed by APT in partnership with WGBH & WNET), in addition to hundreds of scheduled broadcasts on local PBS stations.