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  • The first feature film on homosexuality from sub-Saharan Africa, Dakan (it means "destiny") was met with angry protests and heated debate when it was shot in the director's native Guinea. The film is a contemporary African reinterpretation of the age-old conflict between love and social convention, the story of two men who by coming out become invisible to their society. The men try to deny their sexual orientation to please their families, but eventually accept it, and each other, as their destiny.


  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on October 19, 2012.
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  • French and Mandikan with English subtitles.


  • Trouble for Manga? (3:19) -- All Our Hope is In You (3:57) -- Relationship Stress (4:56) -- Sori Reveals His Homosexuality (5:41) -- Repercussions (4:20) -- Undeniable Attraction (5:30) -- Seeking a Solution (3:22) -- Healing Manga (5:38) -- A Mother's Sacrifice (5:01) -- Fanta's Salvation (5:11) -- A New Beginning for Manga (5:23) -- Getting to Know One Another (2:17) -- Manga Tries to Love a Woman (4:15) -- Barriers in Manga's Life (3:58) -- Manga's Responsibilities (3:35) -- Manga Breaks a Promise (9:53) -- Manga's New Path (3:12) -- Sori's True Love (6:37) -- Credits: Dakan (2:09)
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