Darling! The Pieter-Dirk Uys Story

2007, Art and Artists  -   22 Comments
Ratings: 7.73/10 from 11 users.

Darling! The Pieter-Dirk Uys StoryControversial South African political satirist Pieter-Dirk Uys allows writer/director Julian Shaw into his previously off-limits inner world.

The result is a startling document of Pieter's work educating school children about their country's greatest threat, HIV/AIDS, and an unforgettable portrait of the power of individual will.

Entertainer, female impersonator, political satirist and sex educator: Peter-Dirk Uys is a man of many faces. A hero to thousands of South African children — and friend to Bishop Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandela — he is also somewhat of an enigma.

Believing that he can help to prevent South Africa’s teenagers from joining the ranks of the estimated 5.5 million citizens with the virus, Uys travels the country wowing students of all backgrounds, flagrantly raising the most taboo subjects.

Shaw was so taken by the man that he took it upon himself to make a film about a fearless man with a mission — and a mandate.

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22 Comments / User Reviews

  1. Jesper Hansen

    took a chance *click* on this one ... a little before bed snack ... best call in a long time ... inspirational!!!
    Love this chap ... gonna check him out now!

  2. norlavine

    That HIV 'being beneficial' thing you wrote about has to go - It's simply biologically impossible for starters.
    Other than that, I can understand your points and your anger.

  3. KsDevil

    American Christian missionaries must hate this man. He is everything they dislike.

  4. dewflirt

    There was a short series on bbc4 a couple of years ago called The Tutu Talks. Well worth a watch if you can find them :)

  5. dewflirt

    Wonderful. Make sure to watch the kids faces as he speaks, they're learning so much more from him than just safe sex. If only there were more of him.

  6. Guest

    A recipe to change some people's life:

    1 1/2 cup of compassion
    1 cup of honesty
    3/4 cup of humour
    1/2 cup of madness
    1/2 cup of courage
    spice it up with costumes and make up
    mix it all up in a heart shaped bowl and serve as many as possible.

  7. norlavine

    What a giant of a human being this man is. There is mention tho, that Australian 'quacks' don't recognize the fact that HIV causes Aids. I don't know where that information came from, but I do know indeed that the statement is 100% incorrect.Perhaps (as always) some will have their own 'alternative' theory, but as any research pathologist (here) will tell you - HIV infection usually, mostly, progresses to full blown AIDS, especially without the intervention of antiretroviral therapy.
    This man is a true modern day legend and he makes our own home grown 'Dame Edna Everage' suddenly as useful as an ashtray on a motorbike.xx

    1. PavolvsBitch

      According to the research I unearthed digging deeper many years ago, HIV is an essential component for healthy function. Much like Carbon is essential to all life on this planet.

      The AIDS certainly AIDED the depopulation agenda making a huge stack of dosh and donations in the process. Caused by vaccinations specifically designed to destroy the immune system (they all aim to do that but the batch branded for Hepatitus B and C were the most successful. In Haiti, they kicked off with the whooping cough vaccine. They call these Biowarfare agents this or that according to the spin. Doesn't matter what they call it, Dr Salk freely boasted that the purpose of his polio vaccine and the purpose of ALL vaccines is to cause cancer.

      Both have been demonised by 'experts'. Equate.

    2. norlavine

      Now that's just conspiracy theory overkill. For sure, vaccination processes are not perfect but they do prevent humans from being host to the partying of some very nasty and strong willed viruses.
      Polio has been just about eradicated globally, so wasn't that a good side effect of the 'cancer creating Salk vaccine'?
      Social reform doesn't happen overnight, and some races have too much 'history' to live together peacefully.
      It's a terrible situation for the white farmers, I know, but like the victims of your country's bombings in Iraq etc, sometimes one has to count their losses and move on - the die unfortunately has been cast.
      I am not undermining the terrible situation for white farmers in SA, I am saying their lives are worth more than their possessions.
      When an ill treated minority becomes a majority politically, then consequences always arise, and can take a century to resolve.
      History repeats itself, that 'bad gene' eventually emerges in all races.
      NB: If the children at your mall have as much syncopated rhythm as those at the beginning of the doc, they should be paid for their performances. xx

    3. PavolvsBitch

      tell me, is ignorance bliss or would you like to ask of the world some questions on these programmed sales pitch assumptions passing for informed opinion?

      'My' country's inhabitants turned out in their millions to oppose the war before, during, since. My country has been hijacked by the same who founded yours by foreigners, Yiddish ones and their noble inbreds deluded as to the notion that they are a race apart and above the common mass who are no more than commodities, slaves, to be disposed of at will. Thus, the nonsense you speak about counting our losses and moving on is precisely the zombotic response anticipated.

      We've all been vaxed to the max and mass indoctrinated for the specific purpose that we don't even realise that we've lost the ability to see the harm and stupidity in allowing it.

      Research, engage mind, before responding. If I wanted to know what the trash media churns up I'd read it, you don't have to remind me.

    4. norlavine

      If HIV was an essential component for healthy function, then it would be. HIV is a sub microscopic living organism that needs a host to survive. It didn't evolve to boost our health, it evolved to live off us, reproduce and continue for it's own purpose, not ours.

  8. panthera

    A wonderfull man, who stood and stands for his beliefs. ?

  9. Randall Alan Stewart

    Genius! Thank you for speaking out and speaking up in this age of spineless nicompoops, bravo.

  10. Quantumshell

    Very interesting . . . . Amazing Pieter-Dirk Uys gets valuable message through to thousands of youngsters . . and we may never know how much suffering and death he has prevented. . .