With A Dry White Season, Euzhan Palcy became the first black woman to direct a feature for a major Hollywood studio. Set in apartheid-era South Africa, the film focuses on a white school teacher (Donald Sutherland) whose realisation that the system that has helped him so much brutalises others brings him into conflict with his family, friends and neighbours. Marlon Brando was widely acclaimed for his supporting role in the film which earned him numerous award nominations, including one for the best supporting actor Oscar.

Find out more about the life and career of Euzhan Palcy in this story in The Guardian

Languages:
Afrikaans and English

Subtitles:
Full English

Duration:
107 minutes

Country of origin:
USA

Year of production:
1989