Roseanne Liang

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Roseanne Liang

Award-winning filmmaker Roseanne Liang came to prominence with her documentary Banana in a Nutshell about her romance with a Pākehā New Zealander – a relationship initially kept secret from her Hong Kong-migrant parents.

The boyfriend eventually became her husband and the documentary was turned into the successful feature film, My Wedding and Other Secrets

Her work has highlighted the experience of young Asian New Zealand women, such as her five-season web series Flat 3, Friday Night Bites. In this 2016 radio interview with Jesse Mulligan she talks about her parent's reaction when she decided to become a filmmaker instead of a doctor. 

In 2017, Liang was named by Hollywood's 'Alice Initiative' as one of 20 young female filmmakers to watch and she is set to develop and direct the feature-length version of her action short Do No Harm.

Find out more about Roseanne Liang: 

Visit Roseanne Liang's website. 

Listen to Liang's take on the #Time'sUp movement. 

Image credit: Image supplied by Roseanne Liang

Catalogue Reference 288347

Year 2016


Interviewer: Jesse Mulligan, RNZ National

Excerpt: 00:02:19

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