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September 27, 1989|Shauna Snow | Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press

The anti-apartheid film, "A Dry White Season," was shown five times in South Africa on Monday despite an earlier ban by censors. The film, based on South African writer Andre Brink's novel, stars Donald Sutherland as a white liberal who tries to discover the truth about the deaths of his gardener and gardener's son in police custody. It contains scenes of police opening fire on schoolchildren in the black township of Soweto in 1976 and security police torturing black prisoners. Organizers of a local film festival won the right to show the U.S.-made film from an official appeals board in Johannesburg. Prof. Kobus van Rooyen, chairman of the appeal board, said: "The truths in the film should be allowed to speak for themselves, as also should the cliches, the striving for emotional effect, and the biases."

FOR THE RECORD - MORNING REPORT AMPLIFICATIONS By Shauna Snow, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Los Angeles Times Thursday September 28, 1989 Home Edition Calendar Part 6 Page 2 Column 2 Entertainment Desk 2 inches; 42 words Type of Material: Column; Brief; Correction
Wednesday's Morning Report incorrectly stated that the anti-apartheid film, "A Dry White Season," had already been shown in South Africa. In fact, the film is scheduled to be shown five times today, twice in Cape Town and three times in Johannesburg, during the country's Weekly Mail Film Festival.
--Shauna Snow

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