Director: Wanuri Kahiu 2018 82 Minutes Ages 15+
Rafiki Fri 12 Oct
TIX AT VENUE ONLY 06:30pm 82mins New Farm Six Cinemas
Rafiki Wed 17 Oct
TIX AT VENUE ONLY 07:45pm 82mins The Elizabeth Picture Theatre

Banned in its home country Kenya for its lesbian romance, Rafiki is the tale of the burgeoning love between Kena (Samantha Mugatsia) and Ziki (Sheila Munyiva).

The daughters of two political opponents who are running for a local election, teenagers Kena and Ziki must choose between community acceptance or their relationship. With stylish cinematography and colours that pop, the film includes a dynamic, female-led soundtrack featuring Afro-electro hip-hop musician Muthoni Drummer Queen. Director Wanuri Kahiu is part of a new generation of African storytellers who, through art and film and Kahiu’s organisation Afrobubblegum, aim to create a representation of Africa that is fun, frivolous and fierce.

Screening as part of ‘Voices in African Cinema


Classification:Ages 15+
Language:English and Swahili, with English subtitles
Director:Wanuri Kahiu
Producer:Steven Markovitz
Cast:Patricia Amira, Muthoni Gathecha, Jimmy Gathu, Nice Githinji
Script:Jenna Cato Bass, Wanuri Kahiu
Program strand:Features
Rights:MPM Premium