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Rafiki

Presented by ACCA Cinema Club

With beautiful scenes connected through shades of fuchsia and violet, reflecting the femininity of the characters, this gentle film follows the development of love between two young women. Set against the backdrop of the bustling streets of Nairobi, the two very different girls must choose between love and safety surrounded by insular gossip, local politics and burgeoning maturity. Their magnetic pull draws us into a queer Romeo and Juliet romance, as they try to hide their relationship from their politically opposed fathers.

Directed by Wanuri Kahiu, part of a strong cohort of Kenyan female filmmakers, Rafiki was the first Kenyan film to be included in the Un Certain Regard section in Cannes in 2018 and was then controversially banned from being shown in Kenya by the Kenya Film Classification Board.

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Date

Sun
27th Oct

Time

5.00pm

Venue

Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts

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Director

Wanuri Kahiu

Production Year

2018

Certificate

12A

Runtime

82 mins

Subtitle Info

Swahili with English subtitles

Cost

£7 full / £5 conc.