Hawaii Film Blog

Thursday, September 28, 2006

"Polynesian Power" on PBS Tonight

A newly updated version of "Polynesian Power: Islanders in Pro Football" by Jeremy Spear and Robert Pennington premieres at 8pm tonight, 9/28, on PBS Hawaii (channel 10).

Narrated by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, “Polynesian Power” chronicles the ascent of Polynesians in American football and the cultural history that defines this journey. Profiling two Samoan athletes, Isaac Sopoaga and Pisa Tinoisamoa -- one from the islands and one from the ‘hood, the program explores America’s diversity and the challenge of chasing dreams.

The documentary was originally broadcast on ESPN. This recently completed PBS version, presented by Pacific Islanders in Communications, features a new 10 minute section with Pisa and Isaac as NFL Pros and a new riveting montage of action shots from NFL Films.

If you do not live in Hawaii, please check your regional PBS Station at
www.pbs.org to find out if the show is scheduled for broadcast in your area.

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