PBS HAWAIʻI PRESENTS
The Queenʻs Influence – The Vanishing Culture of Hiko in Tonga
Why do all the women in Tonga know how to juggle? Filmmaker Paprika Leaverton explores the origins of the native juggling art known as “hiko” and how it was revived by one of Tonga’s most revered monarchs. The film also takes a closer look at the country’s gender and power dynamics and how hiko is helping to empower women in a male-dominated society.
Air Date: Thu, May 18, 2023 8:30 PM