July 25, 2016
Hewitt breaks silence on violence
Former All Black Norm Hewitt hopes tonight’s documentary Making Good Men will help lift some of the silence about domestic violence.
Mr Hewitt made the documentary after reconnecting with co-presenter Manu Bennett, who he bullied when they were schoolboys at Te Aute College.
It also gave him a chance to evaluate his work for Maori anti-violence group E Tu Whanau and to confront his father about the beatings he received as a child.
He says people need to talk honestly and openly about violence, redemption and breaking the generational cycle of violence within whanau.
"This is a conversation I believe would be welcome, would be the catalyst of a bigger conversation, and it shows humility and healing, forgiveness, breaking the silence, because it was the silence of growing up in a world of violence that I had more questions about that the violence itself, when society was silent," Mr Hewitt says
Making Good Men screens on Prime TV at 9.30pm.
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