Pacific Pulse

Season One

Season One

June 2018

Welcome to our first season PACIFIC PULSE, a collection of short films that celebrates bold, innovative and beautifully told stories that explore diverse perspectives of the Pacific Islander experience.

These films will be available year-round and will complement our broadcast series, Pacific Heartbeat.

 
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Maria

An ailing Polynesian matriarch must find the strength to lead her family one last time. 

Filmmaker(s)
Karin Williams
Taofia Pelesasa
Jeremiah Tauamiti
Category
Short Film
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Ow What!

A rugby story...with horses.

Filmmaker(s)
Michael Jonathan
Grant Mckinnon
Category
Short Film
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Ma

A grandmother's mission to survive her worst fear. Being alone. 

Filmmaker(s)
Nikki Siʻulepa
Ngaire Fuata
Category
Short Film
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From Tonga

A Tongan community in the middle of Texas transforms a high school football program into one of the best in the state. 

Filmmaker(s)
Category
Short Film
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ʻOhana Koa

Leiʻala attempts to pick up the life of an MMA fighter as her deceased father once had, and seeks help from her Lua Master grandfather who denies teaching her.

Filmmaker(s)
Erin Lau
Category
Digital Short
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Lady Eva

Meet Lady Eva, a brave young transgender woman in Tonga.

Filmmaker(s)
Dean Hamer
Joe Wilson
Category
Short Film

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