Rafiki was the first Kenyan film to be screened at the Cannes Film Festival.
A vibrant film with stunning chemistry between its two leads, the story revolves around two young women forced to choose between happiness and safety.
Originally banned in Kenya for its bold approach to LGBTQ+ representation, director Wanuri Kahiu fought and won the case in the Kenyan High Court, allowing for the ban to be lifted. See her in-person at this screening followed by director Q&A.
- Words by
- Joe Harris