“Regardless of if we intend it, everything we create is political. The best thing we can do is to tell our stories truthfully and boldly and from the heart.”

The New Zealand China Trade Association hosted a forum for those keen to hear about how the everyday person can help ensure realistic representation of Asians in New Zealand media, and to see what young filmmakers are creating to represent themselves in NZ.

 Nathan Joe, Chye-Ling Huang and Calvin Sang

Nathan Joe, Chye-Ling Huang and Calvin Sang

 Calvin Sang and Mayen Mehta

Calvin Sang and Mayen Mehta

NZCTA Young Associates and Future Dragonz hosted panel discussion event "Lights, Camera, Asians!”, engaging in conversation with speakers Calvin Sang, Chye-Ling Huang, Mayen Mehta Nathan Joe and screening ‘The Han Chronicles’ and ‘Asian Men Talk About Sex’.

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Thank you to

the University of Auckland,

NZCTA Young associates

and Future Dragonz