'MULTI-NESIANS’’ is a series of conversations around race, identity and mixed cultural upbringings in Aotearoa.
There are strong intersects of many Pasifika, Asian, Maori, Melanesian and Palagi cultures across these stories, emphasising our Oceanic connectedness and shared DNA, as well as our differences in the new cosmopolitan Moana.
8 Kiwi -Pacific 3rd generation millennials share the ways in which they express their generations identities and issues.
EPISODE 1 - LEKI JACKSON-BOURKE
Tongan / Samoan / Niuean
"Because Aucklands so multi-cultural and because everything's Pacific it just gets lumped into one Pan Pacific thing, so I had to work really hard to wear my Samoan hat, wear my Tongan jersey, or wave my Niuean flag.
I had to make sure there was even representation because to not do that would be a dis-service to my ancestors and the people that raised me" - Leki Jackson-Bourke