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Dir. Wanuri Kahiu
Kenya. 2018. 83 mins. English, Swahili with English Subs.
“Good Kenyan girls become good Kenyan wives”, but Kena and Ziki want more. As love blossoms between them, the girls must choose between happiness and safety. Brimming with Afropop aesthetics and the dreamy intimacy of first love, Kahiu’s sophomore feature – banned in its home country – is a rallying indictment against Kenya’s homophobic laws.
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Born in Nairobi, Wanuri Kahiu is part of the new generation of African storytellers. Her stories and films have received international acclaim. To date, Wanuri has written and directed six films. Rafiki is her second feature film. She is the co-founder of AFROBUBBLEGUM, a media company that supports, creates and commissions fun, fierce and frivolous African art.