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PACIFIC HEARTBEAT: Making Good Men

Rugby player Norm Hewett and actor Manu Bennett in the documentary "Making Good Men." In this moving and remarkably told story, two high profile men, a former All Black rugby player and a Hollywood actor, reveal their unforgettable account of bullying with unprecedented honesty.
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Rugby player Norm Hewett and actor Manu Bennett in the documentary "Making Good Men." In this moving and remarkably told story, two high profile men, a former All Black rugby player and a Hollywood actor, reveal their unforgettable account of bullying with unprecedented honesty.

Airs Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 11 p.m. on KPBS TV

What would you say if you came face to face with your childhood bully as an adult?

Maybe you have it all mapped out in your head, maybe you’ve practiced your speech a million times.

Or were you the bully?

Have you ever thought about whether you would acknowledge your past, given the opportunity?

In this moving and remarkably told story, two high profile men, a former All Black rugby player and a Hollywood actor, reveal their unforgettable account of bullying with unprecedented honesty.

It’s also about how the cycle of abuse, which is all too often seen in New Zealand families, can and must be broken.

“Making Good Men” is not a story of blame or humiliation. It is a path to forgiveness, redemption, reconciliation and ultimately to restoration.

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This film is available to stream on demand through July 31, 2018.

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Credits:

A film by Fiona Apanui-Kupenga from Te Amokura Productions.

PACIFIC HEARTBEAT, now in its seventh season, is an anthology series that provides viewers with a glimpse of the real Pacific — its people, culture and contemporary issues. Produced by Pacific Islanders in Communications in partnership with PBS Hawaii.