Louis Theroux and the Nazis is a British documentary that was televised on December 21, 2003. It was directed by Stuart Cabb and written by Louis Theroux.
Intrepid television host Louis Theroux travels through California trying to find a little humanity amongst some of America’s most notorious and committed Nazis.
Louis first encounters April Gaede at a Nazi rally where her two beautiful eleven-year-old daughters, Lamb & Lynx, sing racist songs to a captivated audience of skinheads.
April sees the world entirely through racist eyes and has made her children poster kids for the Neo-Nazi movement in the US. The girls at times appear endearing, but Louis quickly becomes horrified when they describe their favorite computer game, Ethnic Cleansing, and sing boisterously along to white power songs in the car.
Thereon, Louis travels to Fallbrook, a small town half an hour outside San Diego, to meet Tom Metzger and his family. Tom is one of America’s most famous racists. A Grand Dragon of the KKK in the '70s, a congressional candidate in the '80s, he’s now the leader of White Aryan Resistance, a self-styled revolutionary group.
However, Metzger’s life seems full of contradictions. He happily sings karaoke to a bar full of non-white clientele, and while doing the rounds one day for his television repair business we meet Oscar, a mixed race chap from Peru who Tom greets warmly and describes as a friend… could it be that Tom is a hypocrite?
Tom’s support comes largely from people like Skip and his wife Heather – hardcore Nazi skinheads. During a Sunday barbecue things soon turn nasty when Louis refuses to declare if he’s Jewish.
Through this documentary, viewers get to see the White Aryan Resistance movement in America, the KKK and Nazi’s who believe in ethnic cleansing. Certainly, for some, this is bound to be unsettling and uncompromising.