Thursday, October 21, 2004

ET to star in another documentary

Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging leader Eugene Terre’Blanche will be the star of a new documentary.

Terre’Blanche, who makes a living through public speaking, will also release an anthology of his poetry next year.

“I am without a doubt an Afrikaner with only one language. My mother’s language. And that is the beauty of this piece of land where God put us – which screams for us to write about it and handle it with love…’’

Terre’Blanche and his wife Martie, were guests of honour at a function in Pretoria where 11.3% Motion Pictures (Pty) Ltd announced its decision to make a documentary about him and his poetry.

Filming of the documentary started on Saturday on Terre’Blanche’s farm, Witrandjiesfontein, outside Ventersdorp. The documentary will also be filmed in Clarens in the Free State and in the Maluti mountains.

“This is the start of project Eugene Terre’Blanche,’’ said Dr Pieter Neethling, the director of the company.

He said the documentary and poetry would be followed by recordings of Terre’Blanche reciting works by Eugene Marais, CJ Langenhoven and AG Visser.

His anthology will be from works written mostly during his four years in Rooigrond prison.

Terre’Blanche said he was delighted at the opportunity to not only put his poetry on paper but also that it will be shown to the world.

“I try to write for my people. My folk. I try to understand them…”