Dakan (Destiny) (Guinea: 1997)


Mohamed, Camara

Cast list

Cécile Bois, Mamady Mory Camara, Kouma Diakite, Aboucar Touré


Producers: René Féret, Pascal Lahmani

Music: Kouyate Sory ‘Douga’ Kandia

Cinematoraphy: Gillberto Azevedo

Editing: Dos Santos


Dakan is the first sub-Saharan film on homosexuality. It tells the story of two young men from Guinea who are shunned by their family and society after coming out as a gay couple. After fighting against their love, and unsuccessfully attempting relationships with the other sex, they reunite, accepting their destiny to be together.


Ayakwah, Kirsty. “FILM AFRICA FESTIVAL BLOG – DAKAN REVIEW.” FILM AFRICA 2018, Royal African Society, 8 Nov. 2014, www.filmafrica.org.uk/film-africa-festival-blog-dakan-review/.

Database Entry By Elan Schwartz

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