How well do we really know our politicians, and the personal values and experiences they bring to decisions that affect us all?
Newshub Nation's Backstory series goes behind the scenes into the lives, homes and childhood photo albums of our political leaders.
Golriz Ghahraman arrived in New Zealand with her parents as a nine-year-old asylum seeker and in 2017 became our first former-refugee MP.
But what was it like to be a child in 1980s Iran? And what about the family she left behind?
Newshub Nation visited Golriz in her home to hear her Backstory.
Watch the video.