How Chinese Refugees Saved the Sweet Potato
Aug 19, 2016
Joe and Fay Gock fled to New Zealand in the 1940s from China. This rhyme-filled short documentary, How Mr. and Mrs. Gock Saved the Kumara, tells the tale of how they repaid their host country by rescuing a staple crop—the kumara, or sweet potato—after a disease had ravaged much of the country’s supply.
This film comes to us from the Loading Docs initiative, which supports 10 filmmaking teams to create three-minute, creative documentaries that tell New Zealand stories. This year's theme is change.
Author: Nadine Ajaka
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