XALA :: An Ousmane Sembene feature film

XALA

It is the dawn of Senegal's independence from France, but as the citizens celebrate in the streets we soon become aware that only the faces have changed.

ACCOLADES

:: '100 Greatest World Cinema Films,' Empire, 2010
:: Special Jury Prize, Karlovy Vary, 1975
:: 86% critics rating, Rotten Tomatoes

CREDITS

:: Director: Ousmane Sembene
:: Writers: Ousmane Sembene (novel), Ousmane Sembene (screenplay)

CAST

:: Thierno Leye
:: Myriam Niang
:: Seune Samb