• Director: Euzhan Palcy
  • Release Year: 1989
  • Production Country: United States
  • Language: English
  • Run Time: 97 minutes

A Dry White Season


When the black gardener at Ben Du Toit's school asks for help finding his son, who he fears has been killed by the police, Ben, who is a white teacher, refuses—he is certain that the government he trusts would not be so unfaithful to any citizen. But when the boy turns up dead, Ben can no longer ignore the brutality and inequality sanctioned by his government and, as it becomes more and more difficult to simply stand by, Ben steps up.


Apartheid, Civil rights, Social justice movements, Race relations, Cultural appropriation, Police brutality, Race relations, Political uses of film