Rafiki

Rafiki

Directed by Wanuri Kahiu • 2018 • Kenya
Starring Samantha Mugatsia, Sheila Munyiva

Bursting with the colorful street style and music of Nairobi’s vibrant youth culture, RAFIKI is a tender love story between two young women in a country that still criminalizes homosexuality. Kena and Ziki have long been told that “good Kenyan girls become good Kenyan wives,” but they yearn for something more. Despite the political rivalry between their families, the girls encourage each other to pursue their dreams in a conservative society. When love blossoms between them, Kena and Ziki must choose between happiness and safety. Initially banned in Kenya for its positive portrayal of queer romance, RAFIKI made history by winning a landmark supreme court case chipping away at Kenyan anti-LGBT legislation.

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Rafiki
  • Rafiki

    Directed by Wanuri Kahiu • 2018 • Kenya
    Starring Samantha Mugatsia, Sheila Munyiva

    Bursting with the colorful street style and music of Nairobi’s vibrant youth culture, RAFIKI is a tender love story between two young women in a country that still criminalizes homosexuality. Kena and Ziki have lo...

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