What role does Ben Du Toit, in A Dry White Season, represent in the South African society under apartheid?

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Ben Du Toit represents a minority of white South Africans who took an active role in objecting to the draconian laws of Apartheid that were in place from 1948 to 1994. While some members of this group became conscientious objectors, objecting to doing their compulsory military service, Du Toit took his stand in a different way.

Upon finding out that Jonathan had been a victim of the type of police brutality that was so common during Apartheid, Ben adopts the role of resistor, protector, and activist.

When Jonathan's father, Gordon, disappears while looking for his son in police custody, Ben's role is to take up this search, and for playing the role of investigator, he ends up...

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