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Edgewalkers

Edgewalkers is a raw and authentic deep-dive into the everyday challenges of cementing an identity – while remaining true to your roots.

Edgewalkers is a 10-part gritty docu-soap series which depicts the reality of what it’s like to be young, African or Muslim and following your dreams in Auckland 2018.

Offering a rare look into a largely unseen world, we see the reality of living life as an Edgewalker - through the eyes of the men living their lives between two worlds.

It’s about friendship. The Brotherhood. It’s about music. It’s about men finding their way in the world. It’s about fitting in. It’s about fighting. It’s about loving. It’s about acceptance. 

It’s a journey into the unknown with Syco, Mayz and Gho$t and those in their Mt Roskill community, and the people they encounter on their journey to make music.

In this contemporary, coming-of-age experience, we’ll follow their collective vision of making it big, while also making their families proud. Maybe they can’t achieve both? Maybe they can? 

Edgewalkers is a raw and authentic deep-dive into the everyday challenges of cementing an identity – while remaining true to their “roots” as they seek approval in all sorts of places and try to stay cool while doing it.

The series also features Blessed Mvmnt, an eight-member hip hop collective from Mount Roskill, mostly formed by first generation African New Zealanders, all in their early 20s, some of whom are former refugees. ‘Edgewalking’ is a term that describes people who find themselves living in two worlds. In this case, African culture and Islamic religion set against a background of the New Zealand mainstream.  

Follow the ensemble of characters who are translating their own experience of living in New Zealand’s multi-cultural society through the international language of hip hop.

Stream from Thursday 6th September, OnDemand.

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