A LOOK AT THE PERILS OF PAULINE
Love her or not, there’s no denying Pauline Hanson remains a fascinating figure 20 years on from her colourful arrival on the national scene.
It’s why television producer Michael Cordell was so keen to secure the firebrand politician’s involvement in an explosive documentary for SBS.
Pauline Hanson: Please Explain was filmed last year as she toured the country in her latest political comeback.
“She was out spreading the word as she made her attempt for the Senate and to make One Nation a political force again,” Cordell says.
Hanson granted the crew extraordinary access, resulting in countless surprising revelations about her rise and fall, personal life and many public missteps.
While the film explores her impact on race relations in the late ’90s, it also touches on how she continues to divide and polarise.
Cordell says its purpose is not to pass judgment on Hanson or her supporters.
“It’s not often you see her views dissected a little more closely so the film is quite illuminating in that regard.
“We’re not making a judgment. It’s up to the audience to judge.”
PAULINE HANSON: PLEASE EXPLAIN, SBS, SUNDAY, 8.35PM