Pacific Heartbeat

Pacific Heartbeat

A collection of five documentaries centers on the people, cultures, languages, music and contemporary issues of Pacific Islanders, the indigenous people of Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia. The series makes its way to PBS through a collaboration between independent producers and three public television organizations -- PBS Hawaii, Pacific Islanders in Communications and American Public Television. The collection features a profile of a Hawaiian composer and a story about a community threatened by rising tides.

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Mon, 6/24 at 10:30 pm America/Chicago on KLRU HDTV

Leitis in Waiting

Activist Joey Mataele, co-founder of the Tonga Leitis Assoc., organizes a beauty pageant, mentors a young leiti rejected by her family, and works with fundamentalist Christians regarding Tonga's anti-sodomy and cross-dressing laws.