Pacific Heartbeat | KCET
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."
In the 1980's an intrepid Australian pilot left behind a surfboard in the seaside village of Vanimo, Papua New Guinea. Twenty years later, surfing is not only a pillar of village life, but it's also a means to prestige. This story unfolds in the months leading up to the first National Surf Championships and explores the hopes and dreams of the surfers, and how surfing has led to societal changes in a male dominated culture.
Legendary musicians Robert and Roland Cazimero perform an array of original compositions and island standards. The brothers also reflect on their childhood, illustrious careers, and Hawaiian music from the past to the present.
A cure for Alzheimer's. A Nobel Prize. An honored place in medical history. All of this hangs in the balance as scientists race to find the cure for a rare disease found on one remote Pacific island. The "Illness & the Odyssey" tells the story of a deadly, mind-wasting disease that could hold the key to solving the riddle of other neurological nightmares. The film features the renowned doctor Oliver Sacks and other luminaries in the field of neuroscience. Based on Dr.