Aunt Betsie and Her Traitor Grandson (1992)

Film details

  • Featuring

    Richard Linley

  • Country

    United Kingdom

  • Year

    1992

  • Type

    Television

  • Category

    Non Fiction

Synopsis

Documentary on Afrikaaners who are unwilling to live in a multicultural society and are trekking to Oriana on the North Cape of South Africa to set up their own whites-only state. However, Wilhelm Verwoerd, grandson of Dr Hendrik Verwoerd, the founder of apartheid, has turned the other way and joined the ANC. His family now view him as a traitor. Wilhelm and his wife feel guilty over the sight of the nearby black shanty settlements and now wish to work for the improvement in the social conditions of the blacks, seeing multicultural- ism as the only way forward for South Africa.

Interviewees include: Wilhelm and Melanie Verwoerd, Hendrik Verwoerd Jnr, Betsie Verwoerd (widow of Hendrik Verwoerd Snr), Anna Boshoff (daughter of Hendrik Verwoerd Snr), Professor Carl Boshoff (Afrikaaner Freedom Foundation), Nelson Mandela and President F.W. De Klerk.

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