Monday, June 9, 2014

Where I Am From

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Recently in my Social Studies class, we've been focusing on migrants and immigration regarding New Zealand.  Our task was to create a project showing where you/ your ancestors have come from, why they've come etc. regarding immigration in any medium.

I chose to create a movie based on my grandparents, (you know seeing as I'm all techy and stuff...)

I particularly enjoyed creating this movie as it actually gave me a better understanding of why/how my grandparents got to Auckland/NZ. It has certainly given me an even higher of the respect I already have for my grandparents, simply hearing about all the issues that happened along the way.

Huge credit to my grandparents for making the decision to move for their children, let alone agreeing to be interviewed for this.
Thank you, I literally wouldn't be here without you.


  1. You are super techy!
    This is a neat archive to keep for all family members for the future. A great record of history.
    I loved your mum's tea towels! Had she just been chasing J down the street?

  2. What a marvellous way to tell the story of your aiga Toreka. I do hope your Social Studies teacher appreciates the quality of this documentary!

    I particularly like the camera work and the way you framed your shots and used thirds so effectively.

    Keep sharing your learning with us.

    Mrs Burt

  3. Mrs Burt just shared your great movie with us - you've done an amazing job with editing and I love how visual this has made your story!
    Mrs Belt

  4. Hey Tricks
    LOVE this piece of work. What a great way to honour your grandparents, your aiga, your community and your church.

    Malo lava
    Mr Burt