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Documentary realism and film pleasure: Two moments from Euzhan Palcy’s A Dry White Season

J. Higgins
Literator | Vol 13, No 3 | a778 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/lit.v13i3.778 | © 1992 J. Higgins | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 06 May 1992 | Published: 06 May 1992

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J. Higgins, University of Cape Town, South Africa

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Abstract

This essay examines some of the strains and tensions around the notions of film pleasure and documentary realism in the film A Dry White Season. It offers a schematic analysis of the history of the idea of a politics of film pleasure in the early work on mass culture of the Frankfurt School and F.R. Leavis, and more recent debates in feminism. This general account then provides the context for the examination of some of the problems in Palcy's film, focusing particularly on the question of Palcy's claims for a documentary realism, and two particular moments in the film itself.

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