18 April, 26 April, 3 May, 11 May
Capturing audiences globally, this bright spark Kenyan Lesbian love story returns to BGAC
“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 remain close friends, supporting each other to pursue their dreams in a conservative society. As a heady romance love blossoms between them, they are forced to choose between happiness and safety.
Initially banned by the Kenyan Film Classification Board, a court case allowed a brief reprieve into Kenyan cinemas. Rafiki became the second highest of the highest grossest Kenyan film of all time within one week in Kenya as people packed out cinemas to see this youthful tale of illegal love.
Join us for a post screen panel on Friday 3rd May with Tara Brown, Film Programmer of Bernie Grant Arts Centre and Kayza Rose of AZ Mag. Kayza Rose is a Creative Producer/ Artistic Director/ Filmmaker/ Activist/ Arts Council England -Change Maker, as well as Chief Operating Officer at AZ Magazine.
With the support of the BFI, awarding funds from The National Lottery