Dry White Season/Bd - Criterion Collection - Blu-Ray
With this bracing drama, made at the climax of the anti-apartheid movement, director Euzhan Palcy issued a devastating indictment of South Africa's racist government and made history in the process, becoming the first black woman to direct a Hollywood studio film. White schoolteacher Ben Du Toit (Donald Sutherland) lives in Johannesburg and remains blissfully incurious about the lives of his black countrymen until a wave of brutal repression comes crashing down on his gardener (Winston Ntshona), bringing Du Toit face-to-face with harsh political realities. Based on a celebrated novel by Andre Brink and rooted in the first-hand research the Martinican Palcy did in South Africa into the way black people lived under apartheid, A Dry White Season is unflinching in it's depiction of violence and it's chronicling of injustice, making for a galvanizing tribute to those willing to sacrifice everything to fight oppression.
Product Attributes: $5 - $10, Andrew Whaley, Celebrate Black Actors, Celebrate Black Directors, Criterion Collection, David de Keyser, Donald Sutherland, Drama, Ernest Ndlovu, Euzhan Palcy, Gerard Thoolen, Janet Suzman, John Kani, Jurgen Prochnow, Kevin Johnson, Leonard Maguire, Marlon Brando, Michael Gambon, Movies & TV › TV, Over $10, Paul Brooks, Richard Wilson, Ronald Pickup, Rosemary Martin, Susan Sarandon, Susannah Harker, Thoko Ntshinga, TV, Under $5, Winston Ntshona, Zakes Mokae