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Migrant and Diasporic Film and Filmmaking in New Zealand

  • Arezou Zalipour

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Representation and Production

  3. Behind the Lens: A Look Inside the New Zealand Screen Industry

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 143-143
    2. Shuchi Kothari, Arezou Zalipour
      Pages 145-158
    3. Arezou Zalipour
      Pages 159-170
    4. Arezou Zalipour, Ann Hardy
      Pages 171-183
    5. Arezou Zalipour
      Pages 185-197
    6. Arezou Zalipour
      Pages 199-209

About this book


This book is the first ever collection on diasporic screen production in New Zealand. Through contributions by a diverse range of local and international scholars, it identifies the central characteristics, histories, practices and trajectories of screen media made by and/or about migrant and diasporic peoples in New Zealand, including Asians, Pacific Islanders and other communities. It addresses issues pertinent to representation of migrant and diasporic life and experience on screen, and showcases critical dialogues with directors, scriptwriters, producers and other key figures whose work reflects experiences of migration, diaspora and multiculturalism in contemporary New Zealand. With a foreword by Hamid Naficy, the key theorist of accented cinema, this comprehensive collection addresses essential questions about migrant, multicultural and diasporic screen media, policies of representation, and the new aesthetic styles and production regimes emerging from New Zealand film and TV. Migrant and Diasporic Film and Filmmaking in New Zealand is a touchstone for emerging work concerned with migration, diaspora and multiculturalism in New Zealand’s screen production and practice.


New Zealand diasporas New Zealand film-making New Zealand migrant cinema Representations of New Zealand New Zealand film industry New Zealand film producers Multicultural film-making Minorities in motion pictures Multiculturalism and Neoliberalism in New Zealand New Zealand identity Asian diaspora in New Zealand cinema Chinese in New Zealand Indians in New Zealand Samoans in New Zealand Koreans in New Zealand Pacific Islanders in New Zealand New Zealand on Air Interracial screen romance

Editors and affiliations

  • Arezou Zalipour
    • 1
  1. 1.Auckland University of TechnologyAucklandNew Zealand

About the editors

Arezou Zalipour’s research focuses on the intersection of diaspora, multiculturalism, screen production and practice and audience studies. Her interests cluster around diasporas in New Zealand, diasporic film and media, screen industry and socio-cultural diversity, and changing configurations of audiences in culturally diverse societies. She has a Masters from the Islamic Azad University, Karaj, Iran, a PhD from the National University of Malaysia, where she was a senior lecturer, and a second PhD in Screen and Media Studies from the University of Waikato.


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