Trailblazing French director Euzhan Palcy on fighting to make films
03 November 2023 | 10:37 am
She's a cinema pioneer with an incredible list of firsts: Euzhan Palcy was the first female director to win one of France's prestigious César awards, the first Black woman to have a film produced by a major Hollywood studio and the only woman to have directed Marlon Brando. Born on the French island of Martinique, Euzhan Palcy fell in love with cinema but realized Black people were missing from the screen.
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