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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.
Young fashion designer Lucie Sutichunta’s Thai heritage is reflected in her work. As she prepares for her first professional show, she struggles with her traditional parents’ disapproval of her Kiwi lifestyle.
As a refugee from Sierra Leone, 19-year-old feminist Fatumata Bah analyses her cultural and religious identity as she debates whether to take up the hijab and how it feels to be a young Muslim woman in NZ.
Rez Ricardo, a Kurdish law student who came to NZ as a refugee, is rallying together the Kurdish youth to organize a festival to celebrate their heritage. Though with some lack of enthusiasm, the festival is threatening to be a disaster.
Rwandan Raiza Biza is exploding onto the NZ hip-hop scene this year. In an attempt to explore his Rwandan heritage in his music, he approaches his father about their family’s history but will opening up and sharing the traumas of their past prove too much for his dad?
“Vanishing Coral” presents the personal story of scientists and naturalists who are working with local communities to protect coral reefs that are being destroyed by warming seas, pollution, and destructive fishing practices.