Rafiki (+ The Song and the Sorrow)
Rated 14 Accompaniment (Sexual Content, Violence) ~ Runs 82 minutes
Dir.: Wanuri Kahiu, Kenya, 2018
Samantha Mugatsia, Neville Misati, Nice Githinji
In English and Swahili with English subtitles
Presented with The Song and the Sorrow, dir: Millefiore Clarkes, Canada, 42 min.
Rafiki plays first April 25 & 28, The Song & The Sorrow plays first April 26 & 27.
On the 25th and 28th filmmaker Millefiore Clarkes will be here for a Q & A after the show.
“In Kenya, where homosexuality is a crime, two teenage girls fall giddily in love. Daughters of male politicians running against each other, their friendship – Rafiki means friend – faces obstacles from the start. Director Kahiu has a keen eye for Nairobi’s vibrant street life, and her handling of the burgeoning relationship feels sincere and natural. A breath of fresh energy that makes an important cultural statement, this simply told story is buoyed by a sizzling soundtrack of Kenyan pop.” - Paul Ennis, Now Magazine.