CAST: Samantha Mugatsia, Neville Misati, Nice Githinji, Sheila Munyiva DIRECTOR: Wanuri Kahiu PRIDE FILM SERIES | TUESDAY FILM SERIES
"Good Kenyan girls become good Kenyan wives," but Kena and Ziki long for something more. Despite the political rivalry between their families, the girls resist and remain close friends, supporting each other to pursue their dreams in a conservative society. When love blossoms between them, the two girls will be forced to choose between happiness and safety.
A lyrical ode to finding a kindred spirit amidst an uncaring majority.Odie Henderson, RogerEbert.com
For its formal simplicity and directness, "Rafiki" is a small revelation, not least because it marks the breakthrough of a filmmaker of such exhilarating, cheerfully courageous vision.Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
Writer-director Wanuri Kahiu's coming-of-age drama represents a milestone for African filmmakers as the vibrant love story celebrates LGBTQ themes with a sense of celebration and fun despite the conservative views of her native country.Joe Friar, The Victoria Advocate