Euzhan Palcy

  • Birth Place: Martinique, France
  • Profession: Director
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  • Wrote, acted in, and directed the French film La Messagere at age 17.
  • Moved to Paris from Martinique in 1977 to study at the Sorbonne.
  • Directed her first feature film, Sugar Cane Alley, in 1983.
  • Was the first black woman to have her work produced by a major Hollywood studio, A Dry White Season (1989).
  • Awarded the Legion of Honour in France in 2004.
  • Was appointed an Officer of the National Order of Merit in France in 2011.


  • 1983, Venice Film Festival — Best Direction: Winner
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  • Romauld Palcy — Mother
  • Leon Palcy — Father


  • Paris-Sorbonne University, Paris, France (MA in French Literature); Louis Lumiere College, Noisy-le-Grand, France (DEA in Art and Archeology)

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