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9 Ratings


Directed by Mohamed Camara
Guinea, France, 1997
Romance, LGBT+, Drama


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.

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Dakan Directed by Mohamed Camara

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  • Jacques de Villiers's rating of the film Dakan

    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.

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