Mar 05 2019
Sembene Film: A Dry White Season

Sembene Film: A Dry White Season

Presented by City of Asylum @ Alphabet City at City of Asylum @ Alphabet City

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 treatment comes crashing down on his gardener (Winston Ntshona), bringing Du Toit face-to-face with harsh political realities.  Based on a celebrated novel by André 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 its depiction of violence and its chronicling of injustice, making for a galvanizing tribute to those willing to sacrifice everything to fight oppression.

 

Admission Info

Free, but RSVP is required.

Phone: 4124351110

Email: rsvp@cityofasylumpittsburgh.org

Dates & Times

2019/03/05 - 2019/03/05

Location Info

City of Asylum @ Alphabet City

40 W. North Ave, Pittsburgh, PA

Parking Info

Safe and convenient parking for City of Asylum @ Alphabet City (40 W. North Avenue) is available at the Federal North Garage (1231 Federal Street) located on Federal Street behind the Masonic Building.

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