Rafiki (2018) (Kenya)


Location: Browning Cinema

2018 Globalgbtq Film Festival Poster V

Rafiki (2018)

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Directed by Wanuri Kahiu 
With Patricia Amira, Muthoni Gathecha, Jimmy Gathu 
Not Rated, 83 minutes, DCP 
In English and Swahili with English subtitles. 

Inspired by the Ugandan writer Monica Arac de Nyeko’s short story Jambula TreeRafiki hit the 2018 Cannes Film Festival with a splash premiering in the Un Certain Regard section. Sadly, the international success wasn’t felt at home as the Kenya Film Classification Board banned the film from its home country because it promoted lesbianism which is punishable by jail there—a political intrigue that swirls around this narrative film about two women who, as a deeper connection forms, see a mutually exclusive choice between companionship and safety speeding toward them. 


This is a free but ticketed event.


Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 6:30 PM   RESERVE TICKETS

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