Swabhoomi: Borrowed Earth

Seamlessly fusing together, the serious with light-hearted moments, Swabhoomi explores the intricacies of the Kiwi-Indian experience, from migrants who dug gold in the Otago goldrush to digging up vegetables in Pukekohe today. Not shying away from the gritty issues of immigration, the stories tell of the lives of the early days while facing the backlash of white extremists who did not want them there, right through to the dilemma of students facing deportation today. Swabhoomi merges theatre, movement, puppetry, poetry and music; seeking to examine what it is to be an Indian Kiwi.