This anthology series provides viewers a glimpse of the real Pacific - its people, cultures, languages, music, and contemporary issues. From revealing exposes to rousing musical performances, it features a diverse array of programs that will draw viewers into the heart and soul of Pacific Island culture.
Na Mele: Jerry Santos (#402) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
Set in a small seaside village in the developing nation of Papua New Guinea, "Splinters" follows a group of men and women as they compete for a coveted spot on the national surfing team. A place on the team represents the only way to see the wider world.
Road to the Globe (#403) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
In 2010, the home of Shakespeare - The Globe Theatre in London, England - issued a proclamation outlining the world's biggest Shakespearean festival: 36 countries, 36 Shakespearean plays, 36 languages. New Zealand actor Rawiri Paratene answered the call and was given the honor to open the festival. Spanning the twelve-week period before Opening Night, this program follows Rawiri as he forms his own company, Ngakau Toa, consisting of New Zealand's best Maori actors, and their journey as they prepare to take their Maori adaption of William Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida to The Globe.
- KQED World: Tue, Apr 21, 2015 -- 6:00am Remind me
- KQED World: Tue, Apr 21, 2015 -- 12:00pm Remind me
- KQED World: Thu, Apr 23, 2015 -- 2:00am Remind me
- KQED World: Thu, Apr 23, 2015 -- 8:00am Remind me
- KQED World: Sat, Apr 25, 2015 -- 2:00am Remind me
- KQED World: Sun, Apr 26, 2015 -- 7:00pm Remind me
- KQED Life: Sat, May 16, 2015 -- 10:00pm Remind me
- KQED Life: Sun, May 17, 2015 -- 4:00am Remind me
- KQED 9: Wed, May 20, 2015 -- 1:30pm Remind me
Na Loea: The Masters (#304) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
This program beautifully depicts the lives of those who are considered masters in Hawaiian culture. It includes two stories: Ancestral Ink features Keone Nunes, a kumu hula (teacher of hula) and master of traditional k?kau (tattooing); The Great Heart of Waiok?ne features Ed Wendt, a pioneer in the taro restoration movement who has helped to re-establish the water rights for all traditional farmers in east Maui.
Na Loea: The Masters II (#404H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
This program provides a unique window in the lives of those who are considered masters in Hawaiian culture. From sustainable fishing and land management practices, to preserving traditional language and arts, it shares the stories of native Hawaiians who have dedicated their lives to practice, preserve and pass on knowledge and expertise accumulated over years.
Pure Caz: Music of the Brothers Cazimero (#301H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
Legendary musicians Robert and Roland Cazimero of the The Brothers Cazimero perform an enchanting array of original compositions and island standards. Also featured are reflections from the brothers and their friends on their childhood, their illustrious careers, and their perspectives on Hawaiian music from the past to the present.
Waimea 'ukulele & Slack Key Guitar (#101H) Duration: 56:16 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
This performance documentary provides an insider's peek into the unparalleled talent and camaraderie of the Waimea 'Ukulele and Slack Key Guitar Institute, held annually in the quaint cowboy town of Waimea on Hawai'i Island. During the five-day event, some of the world's finest 'ukulele and slack key guitar artists gather to share their passion for music with aspiring musicians, fans, and one another through one-of-a-kind workshops and rousing concert performances. Featured musicians include Muriel Anderson, Danny Carvalho, Benny Chong, Kalai Ho'opi'i, Richard Ho'opi'i, Bobby Ingano, Ledward Kaapana, Mike Kaawa, David Kamakahi, Dennis Kamakahi, Ozzie Kotani, Sonny Lim, Aaron Mahi, Chino Montero, Cyril Pahinui, and Jeff Peterson.
Under A Jarvis Moon (#102H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
Under a Jarvis Moon is the story of 130 young men from Hawai'i who, from the late 1930s through the early years of World War II, were part of a clandestine mission by the U.S. federal government to occupy desert islands in the middle of the Pacific. The first wave of these colonists were Hawaiian high school students, chosen because government officials assumed Pacific Islanders could best survive the harsh conditions present on the tiny, isolated islands. For the young men, who were unaware of the true purpose of their role as colonists, what ensued is a tale of intrigue, courage, and ultimately, tragedy. Amazingly, these men (four of whom are still alive) are only now being recognized for their sacrifice, and efforts are underway for the United States to officially acknowledge them for serving their country.
- KQED World: Tue, May 12, 2015 -- 5:00am Remind me
- KQED World: Tue, May 12, 2015 -- 11:00am Remind me
- KQED World: Wed, May 13, 2015 -- 2:00am Remind me
- KQED World: Wed, May 13, 2015 -- 8:00am Remind me
- KQED World: Sun, May 17, 2015 -- 1:00am Remind me
- KQED World: Sun, May 17, 2015 -- 2:00pm Remind me
The Illness & The Odyssey (#302) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
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. This program tells the story of a deadly, mind-wasting disease that could, potentially, hold the key to solving the riddle of so many other neurological nightmares. It features the renowned neurologist Dr. Oliver Sacks and as well as many other luminaries in the field of neuroscience. Based on the book "The Island of the Colorblind" by Dr. Sacks, the film traces the struggle to solve a medical mystery plaguing a native population living on Guam.
Papa Mau: The Wayfinder (#103) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
In 1974, Hawaiians sailed the traditional voyaging canoe Hokulea from Hawai'i to Tahiti and proved to the world that their ancestors had explored the vast expanse of the Pacific Ocean by navigating with the stars. This episode is the story of critical role that master navigator Mau Piailug played in that voyage, and the rebirth of Polynesian unity and pride that followed. The Hokulea was built by members of the newly formed Polynesian Voyaging Society, who dreamed of sailing in the way of their ancestors. Shortly thereafter, a search began for someone who could teach them the art of non-instrument navigation, which had been all but lost until they met Micronesian-born Mau, who agreed to share his knowledge. Follow the remarkable journey of an iconic voyaging canoe and a new generation of Hawaiian navigators who, under the guidance of Papa Mau, revitalized and reclaimed Polynesia's voyaging tradition.
There Once Was An Island - Te Henua E Nnoho (#105) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
There Once was an Island - Te Henua e Nnoho gives a human face to the issue of global climate change. It is the story of a Pacific Island community fighting to preserve what really matters in the face of rising tides. Takuu Atoll is an idyllic home to articulate, educated people who maintain a 1,200-year-old culture and language. The island is disintegrating and when scientists arrive to investigate, residents realize that their attempts to preserve the atoll are making the situation worse. With limited means of communication or outside support, the people of Takuu must make the heart-wrenching decision of whether to risk their safety and remain on their beloved island or become environmental refugees and begin new lives in neighboring, but foreign, Bougainville, Papua New Guinea. There Once Was an Island - Te Henua e Nnoho is a sobering expose on climate change and how a community's sense of identity will be lost in the rising tides.
Hula: The Merrie Monarch's Golden Celebration (#303H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
This program takes a behind-the-scenes look at preparations for the 50th annual Merrie Monarch Festival in Hilo, Hawaii. The Festival is Hawaii's most significant cultural event and showcases the ancient art of hula for a global audience. This program highlights the hard work, dedication and spirit of the Festival participants.
- KQED 9: Wed, May 27, 2015 -- 1:30pm Remind me