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A Dry White Season

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 (played by 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.