Fatherland is a coming-of-age documentary set in the remote South African bush. It follows a group of Afrikaner boys over 9 days at a military-style camp.  However, what starts out as basic training, fitness and camaraderie soon intensifies as the true nature of the camp is revealed and the boys are forced to question their place in the ‘New South Africa’. There’s talk of us versus them.  Black versus white.  Some may call this documentary “nationalism” but,  other people will see it for what it really is. An indoctrination into racism.

The film follows three particular boys who spend nine days at the camp and focuses on the conflicting views developed by the boys, who, under the strict leadership of their camp leader, struggle to find their own identity within their own communities and the within ‘rainbow’ nation at large.  The children are forced to participate in a physically and mentally grueling process that tests their values, believes and identities on many levels.

During the clip, one boy clearly states that he’s not an extremist when it comes to being anti-black.  It will be interesting to see how his 9 days turn out. According to the leader of the camp, it only takes 9 days to turn someone around.

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  • WhatIThink

    So I guess we are supposed to sympathize with these people now? “Sniff, sniff we were FORCED to be racist from 10 years old!!!” Boo hoo hooo.

    Meanwhile most black South Africans still live in shacks and most of the land and wealth is still in the hand of whites.

    And of course the PR in the New South Africa is all about promoting “diversity”. Right. The same people who spent the last 500 years doing everything but promoting diversity now claim to want it. What they really want is the brainless black folks to become mouth pieces for an empty rhetoric that means lets love the folks who have camps where they kill Negroes for sport. Don’t actually force them to give back any money or land they stole. As if Black folks should just be simple folks and are happy and humble with the little shacks they got. Sounds like that whole post racial meme that some clowns picked up in the U.S.