From PBS Hawaii:
Now in its tenth season, the anthology series PACIFIC HEARTBEAT brings the authentic Pacific – people, cultures, languages, music and contemporary issues – to your screen. This new season presents four new documentary films recounting diverse aspects of pacific lives, and two encore presentations that delve into the spiritual and cultural world of hula, Hawaiʻi and beyond.
New Zealand singer and television personality Stan Walker was born with a gene that gave him – and most of his whānau (family) – cancer. This moving film documents his tumultuous journey to recovery. He leans on his mom, his faith and his Māori culture to cope. But the fate of his family’s health and the future of his singing voice weighs heavily on Stan’s mind. In an intimate look at health and healing, the film invites the viewers to contemplate their relationships with own their bodies.