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Pacific Heartbeat

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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Episode Description
Sunday, May 19, 2019 - 7:00 PM
"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. D
Show is for Ages 14 and over

More Pacific Heartbeat on PLUS (MT)
Sunday, May 19, 2019 - 7:00 PM "Leitis In Waiting" (PLUS)
Show is for Ages 14 and over
Sunday, May 19, 2019 - 11:00 PM "Leitis In Waiting" (PLUS)
Show is for Ages 14 and over
Saturday, May 25, 2019 - 7:00 AM "Leitis In Waiting" (PLUS)
Show is for Ages 14 and over
Saturday, Jun 1, 2019 - 7:00 AM "Te Kuhane O Te Tupuna (The Spirit of the Ancestors)" (PLUS)
Show is TVPG
Saturday, Jun 8, 2019 - 7:00 AM "Corridor Four" (PLUS)
Show is for Ages 14 and over
Sunday, Jun 9, 2019 - 7:00 PM "Te Kuhane O Te Tupuna (The Spirit of the Ancestors)" (PLUS)
Show is TVPG
Sunday, Jun 9, 2019 - 11:00 PM "Te Kuhane O Te Tupuna (The Spirit of the Ancestors)" (PLUS)
Show is TVPG
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 - 7:00 AM "Let's Play Music! Slack Key with Cyril Pahinui And Friends" (PLUS)
Show is TVG
Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 - 7:00 AM "A Place to Call Home" (PLUS)
Show is TVG DVS Enabled
Sunday, Jun 23, 2019 - 7:00 PM "Corridor Four" (PLUS)
Show is for Ages 14 and over
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