Both Worlds: Ghadair Alshemari

Ghadair Alshemari

Kuwaiti-Kiwi Ghadair “Dee” Alshemari dreams of seeing the catwalks of Paris and London but will her Muslim culture stand in the way of her desire to have the ultimate Kiwi experience, an OE?

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Balamohan Shingade

A vibrant exploration of identity through the Holi Festival of Colour, young Indian musician and Elam Art School student Balamohan Shingade challenges himself to create a new video art piece that expresses his both worlds experience.

Megan Blackwell

Second-generation Kiwi-Chinese photographer Megan Blackwell has never been to China and doesn’t speak the language. She sets out to discover what it really means to be Chinese.

Jeremy Sim

Jeremy Sim desperately wants to find his own path in life but feels held back by an obligation to take over the family business, an Asian Supermarket. A passionate dancer, a new salsa challenge may be just what he needs to find the courage to confront his parents about his future hopes and dreams.

Thoraya Abdul-Rassol

19 year-old Muslim law student and soccer enthusiast Thoraya moves away from home for the first time and faces the challenge of meeting people in a new city and overcoming her fear of racial discrimination.

Gar Kee

When 1.5 generation Chinese Kiwi, Gar Kee, walks down the streets with her African boyfriend, Shaun, they regularly experience double takes. Given the opportunity to put on a radio show for the ethnic community, Gar Kee chooses to do a show on cross-cultural relationships and sets out to uncover what New Zealand really thinks about inter-racial couples.

Divya Hariharan

Go-getter Indian born Divya Hariharan is the newly appointed President of the P3 Foundation, a charity combating poverty. As she undertakes her first big challenge in the role, the pressure is on for Divya to prove that at just 22 she has what it takes to lead a nationwide not-for-profit organisation.