New Zealand Rainbow
The 21st century is no longer an era where countries have only one ethnic race and one identity. People of all nationalities coexist and cross national boundaries every day. This is especially apparent in Korea, where we now see diverse groups of foreigners making a living together despite our long period of isolation caused by political and geographic conditions. Looking ahead, this trend is expected to grow.
On the other side of the planet we find the relatively newborn nation, New Zealand, whose history and diversity is richer than those of Korea. Along with the Maori who have been living there since the 13th century, and with the English who arrived there in the 19th century, more immigrants from Asia and Europe have come to New Zealand since the late 20th century and have added to the nation's diversity, which is considered to be one of its biggest virtues.
'New Zealand Rainbow' is made up of films that depict the past and present of the various groups living in New Zealand, like a story of the Maori who are trying to maintain their cultural identity, the Polynesians who hope to keep their community spirit through physical activities and funeral rituals which remain a native culture despite European influence, an affectionate gaze toward the Muslim, an unfamiliar stranger. These films will provide a better understanding of New Zealand and its innermost reflection.