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Rafiki

Rated NR 82 min. 2019

Bursting with the colorful street style & 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.

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Official Site: www.filmmovement.com/theatrical/film/rafiki

Director: Wanuri Kahiu

Writer: Wanuri Kahiu and Jenna Bass

Cast: Samantha Mugatsia, Sheila Munyiva and Jimmi Gathu

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