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KENYA , South Africa , Germany , Netherlands | 83 minutes | 2018

Eyes that light up, knowing smiles, lingering gazes: Kena and Ziki get butterflies whenever they’re together. Their fathers are facing off in an election they couldn’t care less about. They’re feeling the first glimmers of love and that’s all that matters. For her second feature, Wanuri Kahiu trains her lens on a relationship forbidden by Kenyan society, intolerant as it is of difference. Banned from being screened in the filmmaker’s homeland, Rafiki is a sensitive, restrained look at two taboo-smashing young women who dare to defy morality. A high-risk bet that’s paid off in spades.

Presented by LSTW Magazine and The Woman Power

Un Certain Regard - Cannes

Programs

Thursday October 4, 2018

Program #1
17:30
Cinéma du Parc 1

Saturday October 6, 2018

Program #64
13:00
Cineplex Odeon Quartier SALLE 16

Saturday October 13, 2018

Program #261
14:45
Cineplex Odeon Quartier SALLE 17

Wanuri Kahiu

No biography

2018 Rafiki
2010 Africa First: Volume One (segment "Pumzi")
2009 Pumzi (Short)
2009 From a Whisper
2006 Ras Star (Short)

distribution and credits

  • Screenplay Wanuri Kahiu, Jenna Bass
  • Cast Samantha Mugatsia, Sheila Munyiva, Dennis Musyoka

contact

  • Film Movement

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