Seeing me, Seeing you, diversity on NZ screens

Are films about the migrant experience made by migrants themselves? That’s the question and Arezou's findings came as quite a surprise.

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Documenting Shama

Documentary research project showcases ethnic trusts work with migrant women in the Waikato region.

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NZ Film Commission tackles need for diversity and inclusion

The NZ Film Commission's Diversity and Inclusion Strategy policy will significantly impact the stories filmmakers tell, says Assoc Prof. Arezo Zalipour.

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AUT talent showcased at NZIFF

This year’s New Zealand International Film Festival sees two feature films with AUT connections premiering.

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PUNCH: a new film by AUT Welby Ings

The New Zealand Film Commission recently approved production finance for AUT Professor Welby Ings’ feature film PUNCH.

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Knowing ourselves through film 

Screen Production Associate Professor Arezou Zalipour says now more than ever the value of different perspectives in film making is valued.

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To build social cohesion, our screens need to show the same diversity of faces we see on the street

Arezou Zalipour

Migration plays an important role in shaping Aotearoa New Zealand society. New Zealand’s biggest city, Auckland, is now “more diverse than London”.

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