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March 13, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Xala is a 1975 Senegalese film directed by Ousmane Sembène, and an adaptation his 1973 novel of the same name. The film depicts El Hadji, a businessman 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; El Hadji’s impotence symbolizes the failure of such governments to be useful at all.

Refreshments will be served.  Please RSVP with Alma Medina (


March 13, 2013
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Event Category:
  • Other Harvard
  • Harvard Africa Workshop
  • Off Campus
  • CAS Sponsored