Film Africa: Rafiki
Kena and Ziki must make a choice between happiness and safety in this tale of first love
“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.
Director: Wanuri Kahiu
Duration: 83 Minutes
This screening is part of Film Africa is an annual London film festival celebrating the best African cinema from across the continent and diaspora brought to you by the Royal African Society.
The festival is back for its 8th edition and takes place from 2 to 11 November. For full details about the festival, visit filmafrica.org.uk. #filmafrica18