Pacific Heartbeat

Season Nine

Season Nine

December 2019

Now in its ninth consecutive season, 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.

 

 





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Anote's Ark

The remote Pacific Island nation of Kiribati is one of the first countries in the world that must confront the effects of climate change. The imminent annihilation from...

Filmmaker(s)
Matthieu Rytz
Category
Full-Length Film
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Power Meri

Power Meri follows Papua New Guinea’s first national women’s rugby league team, the PNG Orchids, on their journey to the 2017 World Cup in Australia....

Filmmaker(s)
Joanna Lester
Category
Full-Length Film
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Mele Murals

A story about the transformative power of art through the unlikely union of graffiti and ancient Hawaiian culture.

Filmmaker(s)
Tadashi Nakamura
Keoni Lee
Category
Full-Length Film
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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.

Filmmaker(s)
Kelrick Martin
Harry Bardwell
Category
Full-Length Film
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Born This Way: Awa's Story

In New Zealand, Te Awarangi ‘Awa’ Puna is an openly transgender Maori teen attending her final year at Kapiti College in Wellington, New Zealand. This documentary...

Filmmaker(s)
Mitchell Hawkes
Category
Full-Length Film
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The Rogers

An intimate glimpse into the lives of those who formed the first visible group of transgender men in the Pacific Islands - The Rogers of Samoa – as they build an...

Filmmaker(s)
Dean Hamer
Joe Wilson
Category
Full-Length Film

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