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Clips (6)

  1. Part one of five from this full length documentary (for viewers within New Zealand only).

  2. Part two of five from this full length documentary (for viewers within New Zealand only).

  3. Part three of five from this full length documentary (for viewers within New Zealand only).

  4. Part four of five from this full length documentary (for viewers within New Zealand only).

  5. Part five of five from this full length documentary (for viewers within New Zealand only).

  6. The credits from this documentary.

Synopsis

An All-American boy from NZ, Christchurch born Riki Ellison (Ngāi Tahu) is the subject of this Māori Television documentary. After moving to the United States at age eight, he made a stellar career out of “kinetic energy intercept”. A fearless player with an intimidating “Māori look”, he was a champion college football defensive linebacker and three-time Superbowl winner with the San Francisco 49ers. Then, inspired by Ronald Reagan, he became a leading advocate for missile defence systems; while, along the way, reconnecting with his whānau and heritage.

Credits (8)

 Dane Giraud
 Glenn Elliott
 Derek Fox

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Comments (2)

 TAMATI TAIHUKA

TAMATI TAIHUKA

Is Tamati Ellison a whanaunga? Love the intimidating 'Maori look', what can you see besides helmets and padding!

 Robert Dennis Enriquez

Robert Dennis Enriquez

Amazing story of success and family.

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Quotes

This world needs dream makers not dreamers to make our world, our society, our community, our village better than it is today.