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Creative Industry Helping to Connect Back to Identity

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James talks to us about his whakapapa and the journey he has been on with reconnecting to his Māori side of the family. 

Growing up James talks about not having a lot to do with his Māori side of the family due to the distance and being based in the Wellington area, living in an essential pakeha household, he would only really connect with that side when his Māori family would travel down. However, he has a strong relationship with his whānau and this is now a special part of his wellness. 

However, James does talk about the film and creative industry being a way to express and connect into his indigenous whakapapa and has been a way to bring that unique connection to the work he does. 


Click here to hear more about James’ journey with identity!

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