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Namaste New Zealand (7) - Series One, Episode Seven

Television (Full Length Episode) – 2018

This special episode of magazine-style series Namaste is devoted to the Fijian Indian community and its painful past. Fijian Indian author Rajendra Prasad discusses the first wave of Indian immigrants to Fiji (the girmitiya) indentured farm labourers, exploited and abused by British landowners. Collective shame meant their stories weren't passed down. Krish Naidu from the Fiji Girmit Foundation talks about encouraging the Fijian Indian language. There's an excerpt from a Girmit Day play at Auckland's Pooja Cultural Centre, and Aucklander Sushila Jaduram pays tribute to her great-grandmother.

I am very proud of the fact that Fiji Indian is a very unique identity, and there's a background of Fijian identity together with Indian ancestry. It's this cultural mix that gives us our uniqueness and we should be really proud of it.
– Krish Naidu from the Fiji Girmit Foundation of New Zealand

Key Cast & Crew

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Aaditya Singh

Presenter

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Terri Cavanagh

Production Manager

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Lauren Wellbrook

Editor

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Lisa Metivier

Producer, Field Director

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Felicity Morgan-Rhind

Director - Cooking Segment

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Kadambari Raghukumar

Presenter

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