Friday, March 31, 2006

His Big White Self

The South African white supremacist, Eugene Terreblanche, is one of the most repulsive people on earth. On Monday evening, More4 showed a repeat of Nick Broomfield's His Big White Self. I first came across Terreblanche in one of Louis Theroux's Weird Weekend documentaries. HBWS is about Broomfield's return to the subjects of an earlier documentary he made in 1991. I've put up a clip from HBWS which is just astonishing. It shows JP, who used to be Terreblanche's driver, and his new wife. After watching this little section, it was difficult to say how I felt. It wasn't outrage, or even sadness. I'm still not sure what it was. I know I felt pity for JP's wife. How can someone hold such abhorrent views so strongly? The clip needs no context, but if you want context, then get the DVD when it's released. Not for the weak of heart.


david said...

there's no point feeling outrage for this apparently deluded mind. I can only wait to see his shock when he finds white skins "made in the image of God" in hell and black "animals from the veld" in heaven!
We can only pray for his soul.

Wessel said...

I can see where you are coming from, but I had a different take on the film.