Durham Film Club

Shakespeare Hall, 71 North Rd, Durham, DH1 4SQ

17th October 2019

Rafiki (12a) 2018

d. Wanuri Kahiu Ken/S.Afr 82 mins

Inspired by an award winning short story Rafiki is a tender lesbian romance set in a country where such love stories – real and fiction – are banned by the Kenyan authorities. In Nairobi, Ken is helping her father campaign for a local election when she meets and befriends Ziki, the daughter of his rival. As their relationship deepens, so do it stakes, forcing them to chose between openness and secrecy, happiness and safety.    

'A groundbreaking movie to celebrate' … The Guardian