From One Blood
“From One Blood” is an up-close look at the transformation journey of Gerrit Wolfhaardt, the man on which the movie “Final Solution” is based. Gerrit was born in Pretoria, South Africa and grew up to hate and fear Black South Africans. His hatred, developed through his family, culture and even his church, lead him to devise a plan of mass genocide of Blacks in the townships outside Johannesburg. He even had the ear of political and military officials. His plans started to change when he met Celeste, who later became his wife. His transformation completed when he came into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, something that changed his hatred for Blacks into a sincere love and a desire to seek forgiveness and reconciliation for his past. He now ministers on the issue of reconciliation in the US and South Africa.
This is a great way to learn about Gerrit Wolfaardt’s life. It showcases his life and experiences in a interesting documentary format, keeping the viewer interested at all times. With excerpts from the movie “Final Solution,” “From One Blood” is a great tool to break down the walls of prejudice and hatred.