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Indiana University Bloomington

Black Film Center/Archive College of Arts and Sciences
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Xala (1974) - The Africa depicted in Xala is rendered impotent--cursed by the residue of Colonialism as is El Hadji Abdoukader Beye, the middle-aged protagonist who cannot consumate his third marriage. This satire of neo-colonialism in post-independence Africa is Ousmane Sembène's fourth feature film. In Wolof and French with English subtitles. Comedy, 123 min., DVD, dir: Ousmane Sembène.
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