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Running the gamut from enlightening documentaries to musical showcases, the anthology series PACIFIC HEARTBEAT draws viewers into the heart, mind and soul of Pacific Island culture. Episodes: "Na Mele: Jerry Santos", "Splinters", "Road to the Globe" and "Na Loea: The Masters."

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Na Kamalei: The Men of Hula

Follow a group of male hula dancers as they prepare to compete in the largest hula competition in the world, the Merrie Monarch Hula Festival.
Hula dancers smile into the camera.
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American Aloha: Hula Beyond Hawai'i

The stories of three kumu hula (master instructors) who direct hula schools based in California and the challenges they face trying to perpetuate hula faithfully.
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Tokyo Hula

It is estimated there are nearly two million people dancing hula in Japan — a figure greater than the entire population of Hawai‘i.
Stan Walker embraces another person.
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Stan

This breathtakingly honest and brave documentary follows 26-year-old musician Stan Walker as he fights a rare cancer caused by a genetic mutation that has killed 25 members of his family.
Still from "My Father's Kingdom."
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For My Father's Kingdom

"For My Father's Kingdom" follows Tongan pensioner Saia Mafile’o and his family as they are stretched to breaking point by the commitment and passion to God that has driven Saia’s life.
A man with his hands in his pockets looks out to a vast landscape.
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The Australian Dream

"The Australian Dream" unravels the remarkable and inspirational story of Indigenous AFL legend Adam Goodes to tell a deeper and more powerful story about race, identity and belonging.
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