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Director Tom Gould’s portrait of the outwardly intimidating Martyka ‘Skin Dog’ Brandt – one of the few Pākehā veterans of New Zealand’s largest and most notorious street gang – the Napier/Hastings Mongrel Mob.

Inside Brandt’s heavily tatted cover lies an unexpected book, to wit:

From being admitted to a mental institution at the age of 14, escaping and living a life of Mongrelism, Martyka’s life drastically changed as he began to raise his own family, later becoming a solo father raising 10 children through welfare and foster care.

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