This episode of series Open Door focuses on Chinese New Zealanders coming to terms with two identities their multiple identities, while living in New Zealand. The documentary explores how their Chinese ethnic origin and the challenges of aligning with the attitudes of parents with New Zealand society. The people interviewed have embraced the positive aspects of two different cultures; they share their personal experiences and opinions on the best way forward for New Zealand as an increasingly multicultural nation.
We lived this very two-tiered life. We spoke perfect English in the fruit shop, and then we walked through a door, we spoke Chinese.– Wong Liu Shueng
Made with funding from NZ On Air