Classic African Films N°1: ‘Xala’ by Ousmane Sembène

Sembene is one of my fav directors.

Africa is a Country (Old Site)

We hope to build an archive of reviews of classic films in African cinema to build a resource, but also to help readers learn more about the history of different film cultures on the African continent. Where possible, we’ll link to where you can watch/rent/see them, in a bid to get more people to see the films. If you have any suggestions, please comment below this review. We’ll start with a bang: Ousmane Sembène’s “Xala.” Before we begin, here’s the entire film on Youtube:

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