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The Pioneer of Paraguay

  • 16 mins
  • 70%
  • All Ages
  • Paraguay FlagPYParaguay
  • 2009
  • Documentaries
  • Foreign

Louis Nel is one of many Afrikaaners who emigrated to dictator Stroessner’s Paraguay in 1976 after the reciprocal state visit by JB Vorster. Many left, but Nel remained, integrated yet alienated. This disturbing piece shows him as he manages to recall Die Stem on the organ, reveal his son’s faltering Afrikaans, and point the way to a distant South Africa from his rooftop.