This was superb, important television that showed we must keep demanding that our many excellent film-makers be allowed to keep telling our stories.
— Diana Wichtel, The Listener

Born This Way: Awa’s Story

39 Minutes

Awa is a teenager who simply wants to know why she can’t get the operation that she needs to be her true self.

This sweet and touching documentary won three awards at the 2017 New Zealand Television Awards:

Best Director: Mitchell Hawkes

Best Cinematography: Bevan Crothers

Best Editing: Justin Hawkes

It also won Best Short Feature Documentary at the 2018 DocEdge Film Festival.

Made with the support of New Zealand on Air.