A new interactive documentary focusing on former refugee women living in Wellington launches today after a year of filming and development.
Together We Make A Nation follows four women of refugee backgrounds living here.
Developed by Sandra Clark of Rabid Technologies and Steve La Hood of Story Inc. in partnership with the New Zealand Red Cross, Clark and designer Nanz Nair presented TWMN at SPADA late last year, demonstrating a liited amount of the site content. The project was supported by NZ On Air’s Digital Media Fund in its 2015 funding round for interactive docos.
The launch of Together We Make A Nation comes as refugees are in the news as the victims of one of the first official actions of US president Donald Trump.
As well documenting the stories of a number of refugees in NZ, the TWMN site carries community pages that former refugees and support organisations can contribute to. Clark said, “There is an amazing network of organisations that support refugees coming to New Zealand. We wanted to create a central hub for resources and an online community where all these organisations could come together and share their news and information in one place.”