Rafiki + Q&A 12A
This film is Triple F-Rated
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From the archive
This film was last shown on 15 April 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, and when love blossoms between them, the two girls are forced to choose between their happiness and their 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.
We are incredibly excited to be welcoming director and writer Wanuri Kahiu for a Q&A session after the film. Kahiu recently fought the ban on Rafiki in the Kenyan High Court and won her case, allowing for the ban to be lifted. She is also a co-founder of Afrobubblegum, a collective celebrating, curating and commissioning African Art that challenges dominant media representations of Africa.
We'll also have guest DJ Chenice Moses spinning a vibrant mix of contemporary afrobeat & classic groovers in the bar before & after the film!
- 1 hour 23 minutes