Part II of the book Migrant and Diasporic Film and Filmmaking in New Zealand presents a collection of critical dialoges with film-makers, whose works are representative of the cinemas of migration and diaspora in New Zealand. In this chapter, Shuchi Kothari, who has worked in several creative roles in the film industry, speaks about her personal journey after migrating to New Zealand. The chapter provides insights into the concept of the freedom of the writer in the multicultural contexts, and how a film-maker maneuvers the inter-ethnic relationships, burden of representation, and responsibility to other ethnic groups.
KeywordDiasporic film Minority film-making Shuchi Kothari Transnational screenwriting Multiculturalism Diversity Representation Women in film Diasporic film-making Asian New Zealand cinema
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