Afrikaner Blood

Afrikaner Blood. (Short-doc, 8:26 min), 2011

First prize at the World Press Photo Multimedia Award and first prize Picture of the Year International (POYI) in the multimedia category. Multimedia production by journalist/videographer Elles van Gelder & photojournalist Ilvy Njiokiktjien about the right-wing organization Kommandokorps in South Africa. White South African teens wrestle with an uncertain identity. An extreme right-wing group is teaching young Afrikaners to eschew Nelson Mandela’s vision of a multicultural rainbow nation. The fringe group Kommandokorps, led by old-apartheid leader Franz Jooste, organizes camps in school holidays where Afrikaner teenagers learn to defend themselves against crime in South Africa. But that’s not all. They learn they are their own people – not South Africans but Afrikaners – that shouldn’t integrate in the new democratic South Africa. The video and images on this multimedia are copyrighted.