Documentary: Go deep with this New Zealand gangbanger

Documentary: Go deep with this New Zealand gangbanger
December 18, 2015 HT
In CULTURE, FEATURED, FILM, MUSIC

The homie Tom Gould is a reputed film maker, music video director and photographer. Over the past few years, he has been credited for making some timeless music videos for the likes of Action Bronson, Meyhem Lauren, Sean Price, Large Professor, J Love amongst others. Tom has spent the last few years based in New York documenting the streets and the sub cultures while building a career as a reputed film director.

This time, filmed in Napier, Tom documents the life of Martyka Brandt: a member of Mighty Mongrel Mob, the country’s largest and most notorious gang. In a gang comprised predominantly of Maori and Pacific Islanders, Martyka was one of the few Pakeha (New Zealanders of European descent) members who joined the gang in the early 70s. For those who don’t know, Mongrel Mob is New Zealand’s most notorious gangs, who have been causing all sorts of crime and mischief related to drug trafficking, prostitution and violence, not to mention plenty of public feuds with rival gang Black Power.

Once again we get the privilege of getting an extremely close perspective of gang life and street culture.

Peep the video.

 

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