When Shubha Narayan waited to catch her first flight to move to her adopted country, she felt like a "colourful little sparrow" amid the Kiwis at the Air New Zealand boarding gate.

She has vivid memories of her green, yellow and red skirt and blouse contrasting the grey and black outfits worn by the blonde travellers returning home around her.

The Christchurch Montessori school teacher is sharing her experience of moving from India to Aotearoa 23 years ago in a grassroots film project designed to bring Kiwis into the homes of immigrants.

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