2016 marks the fifth season of Pacific Heartbeat, a documentary series on national public television centered on the Pacific Islander experience, produced by Pacific Islanders in Communications in partnership with PBS Hawaii. From revealing exposes to soulful performances, the series features a diverse array of stories that draw viewers into the heart and soul of Pacific Island culture. It’s continued success is due to the amazing stories that are a thought-provoking look at the past, present, and future of Pacific Islander people. With a consistent reach to over 80% of U.S. households Pacific Heartbeat has received overwhelming support from various communities across the country with a stream of positive feedback.
Suzanne W. wrote: “Our Southern Oregon Public Television station has broadcast Pacific Heartbeat often…I wish I could get Pacific Heartbeat 24/7. You folks rock!”
Kaikuapapa W. wrote: “Aloha from Cape May, NJ…This series shows so much more than what meets the eye. Thank you so much for all your work on this series, I am thrilled beyond the stars to be able to share this wonderful culture with my friends.”
Sherry W. wrote: “LOVE YOU GUYS AT PACIFIC HEARTBEAT! Can't wait for your next season. Four per year is too few…First got interested in Pacific Heartbeat for the music and hula competitions. But the documentaries have been really interesting too. Keep up the GREAT work!”
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...
- Naʻalehu Anthony
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