Over the last decade, the city of Christchurch has endured thousands of earthquakes, a massive fire on the Port Hills, and a deadly terrorist attack at two local mosques. We’ve all heard stories from the many adults involved: home-owners, workers, visitors, and dignitaries – but what about the city’s youth?
This is a generation of Christchurch children who’ve grown up with violently shaking ground and a broken city – to them, it’s almost always been that way. They’ve grown up surrounded by disaster and tragedy – so how has that affected them, and what are their stories? Here, four Christchurch teenagers talk about growing up during tough times and how it has shaped their outlook. A documentary from first-year students at the New Zealand Broadcasting School at Ara.
In association with the New Zealand Broadcasting School at Ara