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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.

  • Director: Wanuri Kahiu
  • Country: Kenya
  • Genre: Drama
  • Year: 2019
  • Run Time: 01:23:00
  • imdb Score: 6.4/10 (637 votes)
  • Language: English, Swahili
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Cast: Patricia Amira, Muthoni Gathecha, Jimmy Gathu, Nice Githinji
"A dynamic, smoothly-executed tale of impossible love that brings fresh energy to a subject that may seem overly familiar to western eyes. ...[R]eminiscent of the early work of Spike Lee.""
Allan Hunter - SCREEN DAILY

"[B]y framing an effervescent lesbian romance against a backdrop of political allegiance and the societal taboos surrounding LGBTQ rights, RAFIKI finds its voice – and deserves to shout it, loud and clear.""
Ella Kemp - DAZED

"A]t home, where homosexuality remains a criminal offense, RAFIKI has been slapped with a ban for its positive representation — a state of affairs that makes this lively, brightly performed film impossible not to celebrate."
Guy Lodge - VARIETY

AWARDS

Chicago Int'l Film Festival 2018
Best Director

Bratislava Int'l Film Festival 2018
Viewers' Choice Award

LesGaiCineMad, Madrid Int'l LGBT Film Festival 2018
Best Film and Actress

Lucas - Int'l Festival of Films for Children and Young People 2018
Best Director

NewFest: New York's LGBT Film Festival 2018
Best Narrative

Carthage Film Festival 2018
Best Fiction feature film

FESTIVALS

Cannes Film Festival 2018

Toronto Int'l Film Festival 2018

Helsinki Int'l Film Festival 2018

Busan Int'l Film Festival 2018

Mill Valley Film Festival 2018

London Film Festival 2018

Philadelphia Int'l Film Festival 2018

Denver Int'l Film Festival 2018

Palm Springs Int'l Film Festival 2019

Int'l Film Festival Rotterdam 2019

Dublin Film Festival 2019

Portland International Film Festival 2019

Giffoni Film Festival 2018

Zurich Film Festival 2018

Adelaide Film Festival 2018

and more...