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Friday Film: Rafiki

Bursting with the colorful street style & 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 won a landmark supreme court case chipping away at Kenyan anti-LGBT legislation. Featuring remarkable performances by newcomers Samantha Mugatsia and Sheila Munyiva, Not Rated. In Swahili and English with English subtitles. 83 minutes. 

Date:
Friday, September 13, 2019 Show more dates
Time:
12:30pm - 2:00pm
Location:
Hickok Room
Audience:
  Adults     Seniors  
Categories:
  Adult events  

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