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Leitis In Waiting

"Leitis in Waiting" tells the story of Tonga's evolving approach to gender fluidity through a character-driven portrait of the most prominent leiti (transgender) in the Kingdom, Joey Mataele, a devout Catholic of royal descent. Over the course of an eventful year, Joey organizes a beauty pageant, mentors a young leiti who is rejected by her family, and attempts to work with fundamentalist Christians regarding Tonga's anti-sodomy and cross-dressing laws. Her story reveals what it means to be different in a deeply religious and conservative society, and what it takes to be accepted without giving up who you are.

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2023-04-28T00:00:00-07:00

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Sons of Halawa

Pilipo Solatorio lives on the island of Molokai. He is the last to hold the cultural traditions, music, and stories of a sacred Hawaiian valley that has been home to his family for hundreds of years. This program is an intimate portrait of his search for a successor to keep the cultural traditions alive. Great sacrifices will need to be made, but if a successor does not step up, generations of knowledge will be lost forever.

  • 2020-03-01T08:00:00-08:00
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Waiting for John

If you had never heard of an airplane or a refrigerator, would you think it was a miracle when one arrived? When the American military landed on a remote island in the South Pacific during World War II, the islanders were amazed by America's fantastic cargo. The John Frum Movement was born: a unique religion now considered the last surviving "Cargo Cult". The program explores the history and last vestiges of this extraordinary religion, and in the process asks, where do our prophets come from? And what makes people believe?

  • 2020-03-22T09:00:00-07:00
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