PACIFIC HEARTBEAT ANNOUNCES 11TH SEASON WITH A FRESH LINE-UP OF
INDIE DOCS FROM ACROSS THE PACIFIC ISLANDS
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(Honolulu) - Pacific Islanders in Communications (PIC) announced today the eleventh season of its flagship public television series, Pacific Heartbeat, with four new documentary films profiling the diverse peoples, cultures, and issues of the Pacific region, along with an encore presentation of a fan favorite from season 10. The new season will be available to viewers on U.S. public television and online, beginning April 4, 2022 on WORLD Channel, and will be carried by PBS stations nationwide beginning in early May.
“As we launch our eleventh season of Pacific Heartbeat, we are more aware than ever of the need to be connected to our diaspora, to our neighbors, and to each other,” said Cheryl Hirasa, Interim Executive Director of Pacific Islanders in Communications. “We are honored to carry on our late Executive Director, Leanne K. Ferrer’s vision of providing consistent authentic programming about the Pacific Islander experience and to bring awareness of the beauty, complexity and diversity of Pacific people to the American public.”
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 nationwide.
Pacific Heartbeat 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.