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Namaste New Zealand (15) - Series Two, Episode Seven

Television (Full Length Episode) – 2019

This episode of magazine-style series Namaste New Zealand sheds light on domestic abuse within Indian families living in Aotearoa. An abuse victim shares her personal experience, including how she found self-confidence, and South Auckland lawyer Farah Khan explains why domestic abuse cases in the Indian community seem to be on the rise. Then, the young duo behind social media platform The Indian Feminist, Simran Kaur and Harsharin Kaur Virk, talk about sparking tough conversations about culture and feminism. Lastly, chef Anthony D’Cunha shares a recipe for coconut dessert kokad, a Goan Christmas classic.

It's not that we are physically abusing our wives a lot or verbally abusing our girlfriends a lot, but the thing is that now our women understand that all this is not acceptable. They have started to understand now, so now it feels that the problem is increasing. It may not be increasing in actual numbers, but the complaints which are getting registered . . . is increasing.
– Lawyer Farah Khan on rising reports of domestic abuse in the Indian community

Key Cast & Crew

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Laurie Clarke

Producer, Director, Editor

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Vincent Burke

Executive Producer

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Kadambari Raghukumar


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George Murahidy


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Saurav Roy Chowdhury

Editor, Camera, Research

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Emma Conroy

Production Manager

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