Senegal has finally won independence from France and the white members of the Chamber of Commerce have been thrown out. The people’s revolution of “African Socialism” begins as the black businessmen fill those empty seats, only to take enormous bribes that ensure the whites will secretly remain in power. One of these businessmen celebrates by marrying a third wife, but on the day of the wedding he finds he’s contracted the curse of Xala, rendering him impotent.


Initial release: 1 October 1975 (New York)
Director: Ousmane Sembène
Producer: Paulin Soumanou Vieyra
Screenplay: Ousmane Sembène
Cast: Thierno Leye, Seune Samb, Makhouredia Gueye, MORE
Languages: French language, Wolof language