About Gypsy Blood
Award winning photographer Leo Maguire spent four years earning the trust of the notoriously closed gypsy and traveller communities, immersing himself in a world where male honour codes remain deeply ingrained.
He gained unprecedented and intimate access to men who live among us yet are driven by different values.
Fathers and sons, raised to prove themselves in bareknucklefights, explain their lives in their own words, with the brutal realities portrayed through stunning footage and incredible still photographs.
This penetrating film provides a very different perspective on gypsy life from the big fat weddings and flash caravans. It follows the story of two families, showing how they fight for respect and revealing the price they pay – the cycles of revenge that erupt into sudden and terrifying violence.
Due to contract rights this programme is not available on TVNZ Ondemand