Thursday 17th October 2019 - 8:00 pm - 9:45 pm, Palmer Building
Kena and Ziki are determined to get more out of life than just becoming good Kenyan wives. When they fall in love they are forced to keep their relationship secret, in a country where same sex relationships are outlawed. This film was initially banned in Kenya where it was seen as promoting lesbianism. It was also the first Kenyan film to be shown at Cannes and has won numerous awards around the world.
Kenya 2018 – English and Swahili with subtitles – directed by Wanuri Kahiu with Samantha Mugatsia, Neville Misati, Nice Githinji – 83 mins
This is a love story for the time, not for the ages – NY TIMES
For its formal simplicity and directness, Rafiki is a small revelation, not least because it marks the breakthrough of a filmmaker of such exhilarating, cheerfully courageous vision – WASHINGTON POST