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Xala
Dir.: Ousmane Sembene | 123 minutes

Xala

Senegal 1975 | 123 minutes | Wolof, French | Hebrew subtitles

Sembene’s savage and funny satire of modern Africa focuses on a half-Westernized black businessman who becomes impotent because of a curse known as the xala. He chases after doctors and soothsayers for a cure, gradually revealing the impotence of the society in its dependence on white technology and bureaucratic structures.