Rafiki

Rafiki

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.

DIRECTED BY WANURI KAHIU
KENYA | 2018 | ENGLISH & SWAHILI WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

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Rafiki
  • Rafiki

    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 ...

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    DIRECTED BY SHAE XU
    UNITED STATES | 2018 | ENGLISH