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.
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.
- KQED World: Sat, May 23, 2015 -- 2:00am
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.
- KQED World: Sun, May 24, 2015 -- 1:00am
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