Open Door is a unique form of community-based television that allows groups or individuals to apply to make a documentary programme about an issue that concerns them. This episode focuses on Burundian refugees living in New Zealand and the importance of reuniting families separated by ethnic conflict in their home country. A number of refugees share their stories and explain the way their lives have changed since coming to New Zealand and the efforts they go to bringing other family members here.
Some people start saying: Oh, I’ll take the shoes. You know, they are deciding what they are going to take after they kill me.– Jean-Marie Ntahonkiriye, Burundian refugee
Made with funding from NZ On Air
Music written and performed by Phil McPhillips