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New Faces Old Fears

Television (Full Length) – 2004

There’s some students that would crack an Asian comment, and then they’d realise that I’m there and go, ‘oh, but not you’. Some students would say, ‘oh I wish they’d all go back to their own country’, and they’d realise that I’m sitting there and go, ‘oh but not you.’
– Susasga Yang
Now I experience people doing the finger thing to me … I’m a good driver!
– Korean-born Hyeeun Kim
I’m kind of caught between the Asian life, which is at home, and life at school, which is the Kiwi life ... and Kiwis often have much more freedoms than Asians do.
– Susasga Yang
It’s not like Otago of the 1800s where they grab a Chinese person, put them in a barrel, covered them in tar, and rolled them down the streets. It’s that lower level grinding down stuff, seeing people getting beaten down by it, it’s just … sad.
– Kirsten Wong