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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.

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Next Goal Wins

In 2001, the tiny Pacific island of American Samoa suffered a world record 31-0 defeat at the hands of Australia, garnering headlines across the world as the worst football team on the planet. "Next Goal Wins "is an inspirational story about the power of hope in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds, and an object lesson in what it really means to be a winner in life.

  • 2020-01-26T08:00:00-08:00
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Poi E: The Story of Our Song

Not many songs in the history of the Universe have the power to bridge cultures, save towns, change lives, travel the world, set records and give pride to a culture, a community, a language and a people. "POI E: the story of our song" is the unbelievable true story of a song that did and the man who did it - Dalvanius Prime. "POI E: the story of our song" is a film about the New Zealand entertainer Dalvanius Prime, who returns home to Patea from the cabaret stage of Australia to nurse his dying mother.

  • 2020-02-02T08:00:00-08:00
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Making Good Men

What would you say if you came face to face with your childhood bully as an adult? Maybe you have it all mapped out in your head, maybe you've practiced your speech a million times. Or were you the bully? Have you ever thought about whether you would acknowledge your past, given the opportunity? In this moving and remarkably told story, two high profile men, a former All Black rugby player and a Hollywood actor, reveal their unforgettable account of bullying with unprecedented honesty.

  • 2020-02-09T08:00:00-08:00
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Being Bruno Banani

"Being Bruno Banani" tells the unique story of the first and only Tongan Luger who managed to qualify in an amazingly short amount of time for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi. Through his name he also acted as the first "living brand" using a completely new and disputed way to get around the strict IOC's Olympic advertising regulations.

  • 2020-02-16T08:00:00-08:00
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