Both Worlds: Alice Khaw

Taunoa Filimoehala

Tongan opera singer Taunoa (Noah) Filimoehala is struggling to balance commitments to his church community, opera, university and his health. With big dreams and an even bigger competition looming, he must decide what to prioritize and what to put on the back burner but who will he have to let down?

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Emily Mwila

Aspiring opera singer Emily Mwila cannot speak her father’s Zambian tongue and accepts the challenge to perform traditional tribal songs at a solo concert as a way of finding her Zambian voice.

  • 2018-09-19T03:00:00-07:00
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  • 2018-09-21T03:00:00-07:00
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  • 2018-09-22T09:00:00-07:00
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DJ Lee

Korean international student DJ Lee aspires to lead his school Samoan group at Polyfest. He’s certainly a great dancer, but will the Samoan community accept this enthusiastic foreigner in a cultural leadership role?

  • 2018-09-21T19:30:00-07:00
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Logan Pithyou

Logan Pithyou, a Wellington-based Assyrian actor, keeps his two worlds very separate. But as busy as he is with his upcoming web series and with the church asking him to become more involved as a youth leader, Pithyou struggles to prioritize.

  • 2018-09-24T03:00:00-07:00
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Malvindar Singh-Bains

Neuroscientist Malvindar Singh-Bains attempts to help her Sikh community understand degenerative brain disorders. The topic is met with resistance, as the subject of brain donation is controversial in her own family.

  • 2018-09-28T19:30:00-07:00
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Bilal Barekzai

Bilal Barekzai is a member of one of only three Afghan families in New Zealand’s most southern city, Dunedin. Frustrated that New Zealanders still don’t understand Islam, Barekzai sets himself a major challenge to organize a debate about Islam’s relationship to women’s rights against the formidable Otago University debating team.

  • 2018-10-01T03:00:00-07:00
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  • 2018-10-06T09:00:00-07:00
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Abby Sturgin

Miss World New Zealand finalist Abby Stugin seeks a deeper connection with her Laos heritage, but has always felt rejected by the community. Can she find the connection she craves to allow her the confidence required to win Miss World?

  • 2018-10-05T19:30:00-07:00
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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.

  • 2018-10-08T03:00:00-07:00
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  • 2018-10-12T03:00:00-07:00
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  • 2018-10-13T09:00:00-07:00
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David Correos

Filipino-Kiwi David Correos just won New Zealand’s most prestigious comedy award, The Billy T. Now he wants to shake up his routine to incorporate more stories from his culture, but will he be able to create a winning routine that doesn’t involve him taking off his clothes?

  • 2018-10-12T19:30:00-07:00
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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.

  • 2018-10-15T03:00:00-07:00
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