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RAFIKI


AFI FEST 2018 presented by Audi

RAFIKI

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Sunday, November 11, 2018
8:45 PM


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Director: Wanuri Kahiu
Screenwriter: Jenna Cato Bass, Wanuri Kahiu
Producer: Steven Markovitz
Executive Producer: Tim Headington
Director of Photography: Christopher Wessels
Editor: Isabelle Dedieu
Production Designer: Arya Lalloo
Cast: Samantha Mugatsia, Sheila Munyiva, Jimmi Gathu, Nini Wacera, Dennis Musyoka, Patricia Amira

Kenya, 2018
83 min.
Feature
New Auteurs Section

Short Synopsis:
Kena likes to kick around a soccer ball with her boys. Bubbly Ziki likes to dance with her girls. Yet when their paths cross, the two fall in love. Formerly banned in Kenya, Wanuri Kahiu’s gay romance is delightful and full of life.
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Long Synopsis:
Kena is a teen living in the suburbs of Nairobi, Kenya. Her day-to-day consists of working her dad’s kiosk and kicking around a soccer ball with her boys. Ziki is a bubbly school girl who practices dance routines with her girls. Their paths cross, and the two form an inexorable bond. Amid a community of haves and have-nots, bullies and gossips, macho boys and flirtatious girls, they attempt to drown out the noise and find themselves starting a romance. While a gay love story may seem innocuous, filmmaker Wanuri Kahiu risked everything to tell it, as RAFIKI was banned in Kenya. Yet, despite the gravity of its context within Kenyan culture, the film is as delightful and colorful as Ziki’s rainbow braids.

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Cost : Tickets to all regular screenings are free!

http://afifest.afi.com/2018/sections/T10119