Social tolerance meets cultural diversity for 26 young New Zealanders from migrant and refugee backgrounds. Follow them as they face the ultimate challenge of trying to be true to themselves while conforming to the expectations of their parents and communities.

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Danicelin Don Mbelo

For Danicelin, an 18-year-old Congolese refugee, life is about to change. The arrival of his estranged brother and sister from the Congo forces Danicelin to reevaluate his desires for freedom when the responsibilities of family become very important.

Adrorate Mizero

Burundian-Kiwi Adorate Mizero is creating a series of videos to give refugee youth the opportunity to talk honestly about the support systems in place for them. But will she find participants who will openly voice their concerns?

Alice Khaw

Alice Khaw has made a big decision: to confront the prejudice of the Chinese community and come out to her extended family. With limited support, Alice struggles to find acceptance and not just for herself but for her family as well.

Soraiya Daud

Soraiya Daud is a feminist Muslim running for Vice President of the Young Labour Party. But can a religious person operate in secular politics and is the Young Labour party as liberal as Soraiya thought it was, are they ready for an ethnic female VP?

Sali Namwinga

Nasalifya “Sali” Namwinga is a Zambian New Zealander and spoken word poet. Struggling with the decision to apply for citizenship and not sure whether she’ll ever be accepted as a New Zealander, Sali gets a group of Kiwi Africans together to perform a poem about their experiences with racism in NZ.

Amanaki Prescott

Amanaki Prescott is a Tongan choreographer, dancer and fakaleiti (Tongan transgender). Performing a contemporary dance piece in which she takes on the traditional Tongan female dance moves, Amanaki faces harsh criticism form the all-Tongan audience during the post-performance open forum.