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Lauren Southern’s Farmlands: A Glance Beneath the Hood

Some of the audio, video, and lighting equipment used by Southern to make her YouTube videos

by Andrew Hamilton

THIS IS a short follow-up to my National Vanguard review of Lauren Southern’s independent Internet documentary Farmlands about the plight of Whites in racist South Africa.

Farmlands is the first “mini doc” or longer documentary “with high production values” Southern said early in 2018 she wanted to start making. These would be in addition to her usual short YouTube videos and comedy sketches.

She observed, “We’ve never made a documentary before, and aren’t experts.”

Because Farmlands is a (comparatively) small-budget film produced independently of the media/political complex, it is worth thinking about from a technical perspective.

Probably the easiest way to do so is by watching the film’s two-minute trailer:

If you stop and consciously think about the mechanics of each element of it you will appreciate how much is really going on in this brief clip.

For example, the first three seconds display a shot, taken from high above, of a vehicle climbing a twisting gravel road toward the top of a mountain. Note the way the road is centered in the screen, the partial view of the sky, etc. Everything had to be visualized, thought out, framed, filmed, and ultimately selected for specific placement in the clip during the editing process. After just three seconds this opening scene fades and we transition to the next one.

The trailer is professional in presentation, narration, photography, musical and audio soundtracks, messaging, and even length. It is short overall and each shot is brief, visually conveying movement and change — unlike the 15-, 30- or -60 minute long films consisting of static shots of men talking dryly and stiffly into a camera that have typified right-wing audiovisual fare since the days of 16mm film and VHS tapes.

With the exception of its non-hateful point of view Farmlands’ trailer is indistinguishable from what audiences might see on television or cinema screens. As presenter, Southern resembles the young women that TV networks hire. The message is effective in a way mass audiences can readily relate to. As for sophistication and quality, most viewers will not be able to distinguish the trailer from expensive Establishment products.

Southern’s “professional production crew” for Farmlands and most of her other videos consists of her young homosexual cameramen Caolan Robertson and his partner George Llewellyn-John (they live together in England). Both previously worked for Ezra Levant’s Canada-based Zionist web operation The Rebel Media prior to a mutual falling out. Southern also worked for Levant, but left in 2017.

Caolan Robertson and Lauren Southern

Robertson and Llewellyn-John also shoot videos for Tommy Robinson (real name Stephen Yaxley), former head of the Jewish-backed English Defence League.

Despite his English “Yaxley” surname and public persona, Robinson is not really English but at least half Irish. Recently he was railroaded into prison in England because he posted a Facebook video critical of Muslims charged with perpetrating heinous sex crimes against underage English girls. He has been released, but the government is still pursuing charges against him, apparently determined to lock him up. On top of his philo-Semitic and Zionist zealotry, Robinson advocates multiracialism and sexual degeneracy.

As an aside, I have seen many right-wing commentators state that Robinson is employed by Ezra Levant. This is incorrect. He worked for Levant for a short period of time, but is not currently employed by him. That said, Robinson’s funding has always come from Zionist-Jewish sources and no doubt still does.

Caolan Robertson’s and George Llewellyn-John’s contributions to Southern’s videos are substantial. Here is a tweet from April 2018 showing Robertson demonstrating a video camera stabilizer acquired after their South Africa trip. Click on the little speaker icon to turn the sound on.

Post-production editing of Farmlands was an intensive process. Caolan Robertson said that “industrial scale” computer power is required to edit a 40-minute documentary of this type. (Farmlands is 73 minutes long.) Therefore a special computer was required to manage 10 terabytes of raw digital footage. In other words, Farmlands could not be edited on a standard laptop or PC.

Caolan Robertson’s laptop and handwritten notes for Farmlands (including part of a “Shot List”) while at London’s Heathrow Airport en route to Toronto in early 2018. They suggest the care with which the film was blocked out.

After Farmlands’ release Southern made the decision to add closed caption translations, greatly enhancing the film’s cross-cultural appeal. She invited viewers to submit captions in foreign languages: “If you would like to contribute captions yourself I’ve made it so the public can add them! Just click the little gear button—it will credit you below the video for your hard work.” Captions were held back for review before being uploaded.

Several enterprising and altruistic individuals accepted her invitation. As of this writing closed captions are available in eight languages besides English: French, German, Spanish, Russian, Hungarian, Finnish, Brazilian Portuguese, and Hebrew. No Afrikaans or Dutch though.

For a century now Whites have passively consumed Jewish and Left-wing content created by people, corporations, and governments who hate and are murdering them. A radically different mindset and much hard, slogging work is necessary to reverse that situation.

Unfortunately, content distribution is just as critical. Society is totally dependent upon evil monopoly platforms like YouTube, Facebook, Hollywood, and the TV networks for everything ordinary people — and elites — see, “know,” and believe. Jews, Leftists, and governments ruthlessly censor alternative viewpoints — especially truthful ones — no matter how professional the content.

Nevertheless, without effective presentation even truthful messages will exert much less impact than they otherwise would. Among right-wingers Lauren Southern and her little crew is doing a good job of blazing new trails that others will hopefully follow.

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16 August, 2018 8:41 pm

Um – did it occur to you that Southern may be a leftist mole? You allude to her homosexual compatriots in crime in this little article and to her past leftist/Jewish affiliations. The fact that she is very attractive is a good distraction by the enemy. Jews use sex as a weapon. Their bible is filled with degenerate sex, incest, etc. Southern’s attractiveness is a good example of a possible Jewish plot to sway and “infiltrate” any “rightwing” movement. Any young woman who pretends to be “alt right” or white nationalist (though she is Canadian, not American) and works with homos is immediately suspect.

Reply to  Johannes
26 August, 2018 2:16 am

Lauren Southern has insinuated that she has Jewish grandparents.

That name Lauren is almost a giveaway in itself. Jews like that name.

She is also a mudshark.

But, it doesn’t mean that she didn’t do one good thing. Michael Savage does a good turn from time to time and he’s as jewy as can be.

Mr. De Klerk
Mr. De Klerk
17 August, 2018 9:23 am

I watched the entire film. Some good moments, but my overall grade is a C+.

Reply to  Mr. De Klerk
26 August, 2018 9:40 am

I think that the work is comparable in quality to RT’s documentaries. I was bothered by the background information at the beginning, in particular the reference to the “brutal” Apartheid government. If the Afrikaners had an accurate idea of what the loss of White rule would mean, then any means necessary were justified to prevent that. Anyway I don’t believe that White rule in South Africa was at all brutal by African standards. In relative terms, it was a paradise. Otherwise Blacks would not have been flooding into the country for work. There’s a tendency that I noticed in one of Tucker Carlson’s recent segments, to draw moral equivalences between what is happening now and the Afrikaners’ attempt to prevent what is happening now. This is practically a justification of… Read more »

18 August, 2018 1:42 pm

I think I missed something here!

Lauren Southern consorts with

– Mixed race individuals of Congoid descent
– Homosexuals
– Non-Jewish Zionist sympathizers
– Jews

Many years ago when I was an agent of the system it was one of my duties to spot con-artists and fraudsters. And I excelled in my duties!!

Therefore I must tell you Southern and Molyneaux are con-artists – they are only in it for the money.

21 August, 2018 7:31 pm

I’m losing faith in this website. Lauren Southern, like Paul J Watson and the rest of the fake opposition embraced by dumb “red-pillers”, will always jump on a nationalist bandwagon, and will do their damned best to steer us away from those responsible for attacking our race and society.

Will Williams
Will Williams
Reply to  James
23 August, 2018 12:01 pm

Sir, Mr. Hamilton’s analysis of Miss Southern, her associations and her work are spot on. The National Alliance is not a bunch of Johnny-Come-Lately “red-pillers” who will allow this woman to jump on our bandwagon. The “faith” of National Vanguard online magazine, if you want to give it a name, is that of the National Alliance and of founder of both NV and NA: Cosmotheism. Dr. William Pierce founded a sound new, reality-grounded, non-Semitic faith for our people and Cosmothism is its name. We’re looking to attract White folks who agree with our values and who have faith in the Alliance’s Cosmotheist world view. One can’t lose faith in what he never had faith in. I have no more interest in Southern than I have in Mollie “I hate White… Read more »

Bruce Arney
Bruce Arney
22 August, 2018 10:24 pm

As far as I can see, Patrick Little is about the only person directly naming the Jew.

Will Williams
Will Williams
Reply to  Bruce Arney
24 August, 2018 9:57 am

Does Patrick Little answer to “WHITE WARRIOR” by chance? I’d never heard of your Mr. Little, so, curiosity got the best of me and Googled ‘patrick little, jew’ to find this 7 August, 2018, San Francisco Chronicle profile of him and of his recent political campaigns, naming the Jew: — Patrick Little’s Senate campaign against incumbent Diane Feinstein failed in April. Now Little is reportedly taking his message of anti-Semitism and white nationalism to North Idaho, where he claims he plans to establish a “regional capital” intended to fight “the nation-wrecking plans of leftists and their Jewish controllers who aim to ruin people forever.” Little espoused his message of hate and segregation via robocalls… Little placed 12th in the June primary, claiming on his website that the sharp loss was… Read more »

James Clayton
James Clayton
Reply to  Will Williams
26 August, 2018 8:59 am

When I was growing up the brand-name Shinola was used more often than shoe polish. I’d like to know the consensus here on who ought to get the “hits” including e-mail business because I don’t like GOOGLE’s politics and practices. And so I’d rather not see their company name become more than a synonym for search engine.

However, thought I may have to use goods and services from the companies that provide the only or the best ones, I’d rather not advertise for them.

“Name recognition” is what they teach in political science that got Nixon elected as much as anything else. His people practically invented it: from billboards to bumper stickers all they said was “NIXON.”

Jim Russel
Jim Russel
Reply to  Bruce Arney
28 February, 2019 3:15 pm

Patrick Little has a new campaign slogan for his presidential campaign that goes way beyond just naming them. It’s “Expel The Jew By ’22.”

After being deplatformed by GAB he’s set up a Linux server of his own to host his website and a new message board visible only after a login,

I’ve tried to post some comments seeking clarifications of exactly what he means by expelling them, how exactly he defines them, and by what means will they be expelled but nothing of the sort has been posted.

After seeing this new direction of his I’ve decided I can no longer say I support him.

26 August, 2018 2:10 am

Patrick Little speaks well, and a few months ago I was impressed with him.

I think he was at one time a member of the National Alliance.

At this point he seems to be going for shock-value, and I don’t think that he has anything resembling a realistic strategy. You certainly can’t get elected to public office that way.

This is the choice: either tell the truth, or run for public office. I think that it is good if racially conscious White people can be elected to public office, but you can’t tell the whole truth while doing it, and truth-telling is what makes the biggest difference.

Bruce Arney
Bruce Arney
4 September, 2018 12:53 am

A good deconstruction of Lauren Southerns and her possible motivations, which is why I am here. I support both Pat Little and the National Alliance.