HIS BIG WHITE SELF

Nick Broomfield revisits his classic and lethal documentary on the Boer separatist Eugene Terre Blanche.

This time, he had to go back in disguise, apparently as a character from a Jilly Cooper novel. Bearding the biblical old racist again was funny, but the real point and poignancy of the revisit was to see what had happened to the other characters, Terre Blanche's supporting cast. They were as touching as they were unsympathetic.

The rural Afrikaners are a stripe in the corner of the new, rainbow South Africa that can now be safely ignored, beaten and unloved; they can be discounted as ultimately irrelevant.

"Fascinating." TIME OUT
"Funny, dark and thought-provoking." DAILY MAIL
"Important and powerful.. containing as it does a potted history of apartheid and the post-apartheid years." FINANCIAL TIMES
"Like all of Broomfield's films, it is brilliantly made - revealing, angry, partisan, painfully funny and totally engrossing." TIMES KNOWLEDGE

DURATION

1 x 96-minutes

YEAR OF PRODUCTION

2006

COUNTRY OF PRODUCTION

UK

Director & Producer

Nick Broomfield

Executive Producers

Riete Oord, Charles Finch

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