Xala is a 1975 Senegalese film directed by Ousmane Sembène. It is an adaptation of Sembène's own 1973 novel of the same name. The film depicts El Hadji, a politician in Senegal, who is cursed with crippling erectile dysfunction upon the day of his marriage to his third wife. The film satirizes the corruption in African post-independence governments couples with extreme penile failure; El Hadji's impotence symbolizes the failure of such governments to be useful at all. El Hadj Abdoukader Beye, a Senegalese businessman, marries for the third time, thereby demonstrating his social and...
|Directed by:||Ousmane Sembène|
|Producer:||Paulin Soumanou Vieyra|
|Music by:||Samba Diabara Samb|
|Cinematography:||Georges Caristan, Orlando López, Seydina D. Saye, Farba Seck|
|Screenplay by:||Ousmane Sembène|