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The Black Legacy

Television (Full Length) – 2014

This is our journey of discovery, of our father who was in the 28 Māori Battalion, and how World War II shaped his character: as a father, and as a grandfather.
– Whirimako Black
Having come here and see all his friends die all around him, had to have given him that extra something that makes him survive and live life and cherish everyone around him: because that's exactly what he did.
– Ngatapa Black
And there were times when we couldn't make loud noises. I don't know why, but we weren't allowed to: we had to really run and turn everything down really quiet. I guess part of that was his nerves were still shattered from that experience. We had no idea what was going on: we just thought he was being a hard man, was being grumpy...
– Whirimako Black