Mohamed Camara (film director)

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Mohamed Camara
Born 1959
Conakry, Guinea
Other names Mohamed Kamara
Occupation film director, actor
Years active 1986–present

Mohamed Camara (born 1959 in Conakry) is a Guinean film director and actor based in France.[1] He studied at the Atelier Blanche Salant in Paris.[2] He has explored controversial topics in his films such as incest (Denko), child suicide (Minka) and homosexuality (Dakan).[3] 1997's Dakan has been called the first film on homosexuality by a Black African.[4]

Camara has won several international awards for his films, including the Grand Jury Award for Outstanding Foreign Narrative Feature at L.A. Outfest for Dakan.[5][6]



Year Film
1988 The House of Smiles
1994 Neuf mois
1997 100% Arabic


Year Film
1993 Denko
1994 Minka
1997 Dakan


  1. ^ Epprecht, Marc (2007-04-12). "African Masculinities: Men in Africa from the late Nineteenth Century to the Present". Postcolonial Text. 3 (1). Retrieved 2008-03-15. 
  2. ^ Association des trois mondes (2000). Les cinémas d'Afrique: dictionnaire (in French). KARTHALA Editions. p. 116. ISBN 2-84586-060-9. 
  3. ^ Armes, Roy (2006). African filmmaking: north and south of the Sahara. Indiana University Press. p. 152. ISBN 0-253-34853-6. 
  4. ^ Spaas, Lieve (2000). The Francophone Film: A Struggle for Identity. Manchester University Press. p. 225. ISBN 0-7190-5861-9. 
  5. ^ "Dakan". Variety. Archived from the original on November 27, 2007. Retrieved 2008-03-15. 
  6. ^ "Awards for Mohamed Camara". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2008-03-15. 

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