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Films By Ousmane Sèmbene

Most of Ousmane Sembene's public statements have been advocating the pressing need to challenge the current French control over African film distribution, and to explore the cultural heritage of his country. ... In Emitai, he has made a him which is set at the end of the Second World War, but whose ... Read more
Xala means impotence in Senegalese. The story of the film, which centres on the impotence of a newly married man, also touches on some major social issues, and symbolises the cultural, economic and political impotence of African nations. ... A rich businessman, El Hadji Abdou Kader Beye, has just ... Read more
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