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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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.

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?

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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.

Lucie Sutichunta

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.

Fatumata Bah

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.