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Euzhan Palcy in conversation

Film Director in conversation with David A.Bailey

Born in Martinique, Eurzhan Palcy studied at the Sorbonne before meeting and befriending François Truffant who helped her make her feature debut, Sugar Cane Alley. The film documents the love and sacrifice of a poor black family living on a sugar cane plantation in Martinique in the 1930s through the eyes of a gifted young boy. The response to the film was overwhelming; it was awarded 17 international awards, Robert Redford hand-picked Palcy to attend the 1984 Sundance Director’s Lab and Marlon Brando agreed to star in her second feature, A Dry White Season, for free. This film made Palcy the first woman of African descent ever to direct a Hollywood movie. To launch the Euzhan Palcy film retrospective at the Museum, Euzhan Palcy will be in conversation with the curator of this retrospective, David A. Bailey before the screening of Sugar Cane Alley.


Euzhan Palcy | talks
David A. Bailey | talks


Date and Time:

25 March 2007 at 5:30 pm


2 hours



National Maritime Museum
Park Row
SE10 9NF
020 8312 6716

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