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Cast. Samantha Mugatsia, Neville Misati, Nice Githinji
Main language: Swahili
Romantic sparks fly between the daughters of two opposing politicians in this neon-bright story of forbidden love. The first Kenyan film to screen at Cannes, Rafiki follows the story of two teenage girls, Kena and Ziki, whose friendship blossoms into romance. Torn between the romantic desire to follow their hearts and the pragmatic need to follow their heads, the star-crossed lovers find themselves forced to make an impossible choice between openness and secrecy, happiness and safety. Briefly banned in Kenya, this trailblazing film signals a new African cinema that is a youthful, vital burst of energy and hope.
Programmer's Pick Special Offer
In July, get a discount (each ticket for £5) when you book a ticket for 2 or more different Programmer’s Pick films at the same time.
The offer applies to the following films: Rafiki, Dirty God and Tucked.