Pacific Heartbeat

Leitis in Waiting

04/29/2019 | 56m 48s

The story of Tonga’s evolving approach to gender fluidity through a character-driven portrait of the most prominent leiti (transgender) in the Kingdom, Joey Mataele, a devout Catholic of royal descent. LEITIS IN WAITING reveals what it means to be different in a deeply religious and conservative society, and what it takes to be accepted without giving up who you are.

Aired: 04/29/19

Expires: 04/28/20

Rating: TV-14

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