Rafiki

Sunday April 28th 2019, 1:00 pm

Regal Cinemas South Beach
1120 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Runtime: 83 mins

Language: English and Swahili with English Subtitles

Director: Wanuri Kahiu

Country: Kenya, South Africa, Germany, Netherlands, France, Norway, Lebonon

Genre: Drama, Lesbian, Romance

An old Kenyan proverb says "Good Kenyan girls become good Kenyan wives," but Kena and Ziki long for something more. Despite the political rivalry between their families, the girls remain close friends, supporting each other to pursue their dreams in an ultra-conservative and sexist society. When love blossoms between them, the two girls will be forced to choose between happiness and safety. Inspired by the book Jambula Tree, a story of two girls in love in Uganda, Rafiki challenges deep rooted cynicism about same sex relationships in Kenya.

Highlights

Honors -

Winner - Audience Award Narrative Feature - NewFest (New York)
Winner - Audience Award Best Feature Film - Madrid International LGBT Film Festival
Winner - Young Programmer's Choice Award - Dublin International Film Festival

Honors -

Winner - Viewer's Choice Award - Bratislava International Film Festival (Slovakia)
Nominee for Queer Palm - Cannes Film Festival

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