From the archive
This film was last shown on 11 February 2019
“Good Kenyan girls become good Kenyan wives,” but Kena and Ziki long for something more. Despite the political rivalry between their families, the girls resist, when love blossoms between them, the two girls will be forced to choose between happiness and safety. A vibrant film buzzing with the kinetic chemistry between its two leads.
Despite being banned in Kenya for its bold approach to LGBTQ+ representation, Rafiki was the first Kenyan film to be screened in competition at Cannes film festival - where it received a lengthy standing ovation.
Our first film will include an extended introduction exploring international queer cinema throughout history, led by Dr. Emmie McFadden, Senior Lecturer in Film Studies at Sheffield Hallam University.
- Wanuri Kahiu
- 1 hour 22 minutes
Sheffield Adventure Film Festival 2019 Highlights (ShAFF 2019)
Guest Blog: Destroyer - Nicole Kidman gets the dirt of L.A’s underworld under her fingernails
Guest Blog: The Dazzling Romance of If Beale Street Could Talk
Guest Blog: The Power of LGBTQ Representation
Rafiki: Igniting Hope and Starting Conversations Worldwide
Der Golem: The original horror film, unearthed and brought to life with an incredible live score