Re: Xala and Emitai 16 mm prints

Jessica (
Mon, 25 Oct 1999 08:46:35 -0700 (PDT)

Assuming you purchased them from New Yorker ( their legal owner) they should
be complete. Sembene keeps very tight control over how his work is
distributed and I doubt he would allow any shortened prints

Jessica Rosner
>From: Collette Ford <>
>To: Multiple recipients of list <>
>Subject: Xala and Emitai 16 mm prints
>Date: Fri, Oct 22, 1999, 7:25 PM

>We recently purchased Xala and Emitai. Our film studies faculty are
>questioning how complete the prints are, especially since the leaders on
>Emitai were mislabelled and the flow between reels is very abrupt. Faculty
>familiar with Ousmane Sembene's other works say it usually isn't abrupt.
>If any of you are familiar with these works, can you please tell me if:
>Xala should begin without title or credits
>Emitai should end with French soldiers marching the Diola tribespeople out
>of sight around a building and without "fin."
>Many thanks,
>Collette C. Ford Email:
>Multimedia Resources Center Librarian Phone: 949.824.8929
>Main Library Fax: 949.824.5740
>University of California - Irvine
>PO Box 19557
>Irvine, CA 92623-9557