This documentary follows four generations of the Lee family, whose whakapapa includes Ngāti Mahuta and Chinese. Academic and te reo speaker Jenny Lee-Morgan explores the forging of the two cultures via the marriage of her Chinese grandfather and Māori grandmother. Lee-Morgan's family talk about facing racism, fitting into a Pākehā world and being a Chinese-Māori New Zealander. Family members return to Southern China to experience a world where they suddenly "blend in". Lee-Morgan's brother Peter worked on the documentary. English subtitles can be found via the 'CC' symbol at the bottom of the screen.
I felt Māori at high school, my friends were Māori and I was just on a daily basis involved with Māori things ... I think I knew I was Māori more than I knew I was Chinese.– Peter Lee reflects on his identity as a teenager
Made with funding from Te Māngai Pāho