Thanks to the support of Salzgeber, our festival is also able to offer a selection of its films to an online audience. All selected films will be online for one week after their physical screening in the cinema.
Please note that an account for salzgeber.club is required to access the films, which can only be viewed from Germany (5€/film). We will soon update this page with more info and the link.
DAKAN by Mohamed Camara, France 1999, 90 min
The love story of two young boys in their twenties in a big African city upsets a society regulated by taboos and prohibitions of all kinds. DAKAN, the first Black African feature film to depict homosexuality, was in many ways ahead of its time. Two high school boys make out in a car, and the family structures around them disapprove.
Manga is sent off to a traditional healer and eventually married off to Oumou, a white woman. Sory is expected to take over his father’s lucrative business. But time shows that nobody can outrun their destiny. In stark and striking imagery, Mohamed Camara’s film tells a complex story of love and family, which is more concerned about what feels right than what is the right thing to do.