Euzhan Palcy is a film director, writer and producer. In 1983, she directed Sugar Cane Alley putting the French West Indies on cinema’s world stages. This critically acclaimed film went on to win the Silver Lion and Best Actress Award at the Venice Film Festival and the prestigious Cesar Award (French Academy Award) for best first film, making Euzhan Palcy the first woman and the first black director (male or female) to be granted this prestigious award.

In 1989, she wrote and directed the anti-apartheid film A Dry White Season and became the first black female director produced by a major Hollywood studio (MGM).

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