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Destiny (1997)

Dakan (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 7 July 1999 (France)
Two young high school boys, Manga and Sory, are gay and in love in Guinea. This is their story.


Muhammad Camara (as Mohamed Camara)


Muhammad Camara (as Mohamed Camara)
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Credited cast:
Cécile Bois
Mamady Mory Camara Mamady Mory Camara
Muhammad Camara Muhammad Camara ... Bakary
Koumba Diakite Koumba Diakite
Aboucar Touré Aboucar Touré
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Two young high school boys, Manga and Sory, are gay and in love in Guinea. This is their story.

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The Awesomeness of a Timeless Piece
25 June 2020 | by wiffey16See all my reviews

I can only imagine what it would have been like to make such a movie in Africa 25 years (1997) ago. Stories such as this are often never told in Africa and its just amazing how close to real life this cuts

This film explores the major concepts of sexuality as seen in Africa, from the unconscious euphoria of a young love, to public perception, to its relation to African spirituality to parental concerns and rejection, to an acquired state of shame wrapped in denial and then finally the confrontation of the truth of one's sexuality.

The characters' journey is captured with an amazing composition, in a way that shows its beauty but also reflect their pain and struggles. From urban scenery to beaches and waterfalls, it is set to showcase the rich earthly heritage of the people who's story it tells.

The beauty of story telling lies in the fact that a story should remain Timeless and relevant no matter the Era it is told from or told to and for decades to come, this film will remain relevant.

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