The Good Terrorist

In July 1964, white apartheid protester John Harris planted a bomb in Johannesburg station and alerted the authorities to evacuate the area. This film sees his son, David Harris, go on a personal quest to learn more about his father...

In July 1964, white apartheid protester John Harris planted a bomb in Johannesburg station and alerted the authorities to evacuate the area.

Less than a year later, he was executed for killing a 77-year-old woman and maiming her 12-year-old granddaughter in the blast. In this documentary, his son David Harris goes on a personal quest to learn more about his father.

He meets former anti-apartheid activists, discovers how John was instrumental in getting South Africa banned from the 1964 Olympics, and has an emotional meeting with the woman scarred by his father’s bomb.

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