Saturday, October 5, 3:00pm; UNCSA’s ACE Theatre Complex
Director: Wanuri Kahiu | Kenya | 2019 | 83 mins | English and Swahili
Bursting with the colorful street style and 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.
Preceded by the short – I Know Her