Manga tries to tell his parents he is gay and in love with Sory, another 20-year old. His parents do not believe him and his mother attempts witchcraft in order to change his sexual orientation. Lonely, he meets Oumu, a white girl raised by a black mother, and begins a relationship. However, when she wants more, Manga is unable to respond. –Inbaseline
Mohamed Camara (b. 1959 in Conakry) is a Guinean film director and actor based in France. He studied at the Atelier Blanche Salant in Paris. He has explored controversial topics in his films such as incest (Denko), child suicide (Minka) and homosexuality (Dakan). 1997’s Dakan has been called the first film on homosexuality by a Black African. Camara has won several international awards for his films, including the Grand Jury Award for Outstanding Foreign Narrative Feature at L.A. Outfest for Dakan. —Wikipedia
Before Brokeback Mountain, there was Dakan. A beautiful story, beautifully realised in the language of cinema. Camara has a remarkable grasp of the visual. Many of the most important scenes and moments work solely through Camara's command of the image, without a word being spoken. He understands something profound about the beauty but also the DIFFICULTY of being close to another human being. Very much Recommended.