When 35-year-old Travis swiped right on Tinder, he found himself in a fast-moving
relationship with Rabia, a Pakistani-Australian in her mid-30s. To continue the
relationship, Travis had to convert to Islam and marry Rabia immediately. Rabia
faces on-going struggles within her Pakistani community, particularly with her devout
mother, Nadia. Nadia thinks Travis has converted purely for the sake of marriage,
and fears a backlash from the gossipmongers in her Melbourne community.
Meanwhile, Indigenous Wiradjuri woman Jessa plunges into Maori culture. Her
wedding to important Maori leader, Areti, will be heavy on protocol, with Indigenous
elders, politicians, and even royalty on the guest list. Jessa’s greatest challenge will
be performing an ancient Maori song called a Waiata at the wedding reception.
She’s under pressure to get it right, or risk causing offence.