Type II: The Silent Killer


Type II: The Silent Killer – Aotearoa’s biggest killer… Diabetes is a global problem, and indigenous peoples are more prone to suffer from it. This documentary investigates Type-II Diabetes in New Zealand. It focuses on Maori and why they are three times more likely to be among those who are suffering – and dying – from this disease. And it and reveals what needs to be done to prevent this.

“We’re the ambulances waiting at the bottom of the cliff, but when this epidemic really hits, and it will, we won’t have enough of them. This country will have to do something really radical to avert this catastrophe.” This quote is from Dr Allan Moffatt, Counties Manukau District Health Board, and he’s talking about diabetes. If he is right, New Zealand will soon be confronting a health crisis that could bankrupt the health system and produce the first generation of children to die before their parents.



Promotional Trailer

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Production Details

Producer: Cass Avery

Exec producer: Andrea Lamb

Network exec: Reikura Kahi

Filmed & Directed by: Robin Shingleton

Researchers: Cass Avery, Erana Keelan, Hineani Melbourne, Kim Muriwai

Offline & Online Editor: Simon Coldrick

Production manager: Tanya Pouwhare

Production assistant: Jayna Kesha

Camera: Paul Richards, Andy Martin

Sound: John McNicholas, Shaun Logan, Wendy Adams

Narrator: Quinton Hita

Production accountant: Hina Dalwadi

Financial controller: Glenda Paterson

Funded by: New Zealand on Air and Maori Television