She also spoke of the unexpected and sad twist of fate of one of the persons portrayed: Parashar, a talented teenage boy from Nepal, who had to leave New Zealand together with his mother and sister. While he is currently studying in Latvia, his mother was forced to return to Nepal and is now in earthquake stricken Kathmandu, left with nothing but a tent over her head.
A success story that continues beyond the end of the film making was the story of "Cool Jamaican Son", Javon Bark, who attended the screening together with his adoptive father, Brian Bark.
Very generous donations collected on the night, $272 topped up to $500 by Multiultural Tauranga, go the the Red Cross for Nepal disaster relief efforts.
According to the New Zealand Red Cross website, $25 could provide shelter and relief items to those who have lost their homes; $65 could provide first-aid supplies to help treat the sick and injured; $200 could help a community gain access to a safe and clean supply of drinking water.