A Palestinian whānau on land, sovereignty and Shortland Street.
Palestine is where the heart is for father Sameer and his daughters Wajd and Shahd. The family discuss the difficulties returning home, sisterhood, and what they learnt from Shortland Street.
“When we speak about advocating for Free Palestine, it is significantly more than just a free Palestine. We’re talking about all Indigenous people all over the world who rightfully own the land that they’re on. I’m advocating for a free Palestine but I’m also advocating for Land Back. We’re advocating for tangata whenua, we’re advocating for people in Ukraine. A free Palestine means more than I could ever explain.” - Wajd
Made with the support of NZ On Air.
“I'm trying to do things now that are going to be helpful for our descendants in like 200 years"
“The thing that I don’t agree with is that Māori have to have a last name, that is wrong”.
Those involved say a significant amount of work has gone into returning these ancestors.