The aftermath of The Leader, The Driver and The Driver's Wife was deadly serious for all concerned. The final days of Apartheid led to the nominal defeat of the white right as the ANC came to power. Eugene Terreblanche, facing certain incarceration and national ridicule, had no doubt bid his followers to implement the numerous death and bomb threats that Broomfield was subjected to in the months that followed the film's release in 1991.
"I never thought in my worst nightmares that 14 years later I'd feel compelled to track down His Big White Self." Of course, Broomfield did just that.
This new and unmissable film further explores Terreblanche's absurd yet insidious character, exposing his regime's stark and sobering impact that lingers to this day. Broomfield revisits the familiar and haunted faces of those brought down and broken by democracy's rise in South Africa, finally confronting the newly released and unrepentant Terreblanche in a manner not only tense but also hilarious and unforgettable.
DocHouse is delighted to be joined after the screening by Riete Oord, Executive Producer of His Big White Self.
Riete has been producing films with Nick Broomfield for more than 15 years, including: Tracking Down Maggie; Aileen Wournos; Too White for Meand the BAFTA nominated The Leader, the Driver and the Driver's Wife.