RAFIKI

RAFIKI

ZA/DE/NL/FR/KE/NO 2018. D: Wanuri Kahiu. 82 min. Fiction
Swa/Eng. OV with Eng. ST
Suitable from age 12. Recommended from age 15

Skateboard, football and male friends; Kena refuses to conform to other’s expectations not just visually, with her short hair and cap. Ziki, with her colorful dreads also doesn’t think about fitting into any traditional roles. How wonderful that both of them can’t keep their eyes off each other! Even though their fathers fight each other in the capital Nairobi for a ministerial post, and homophobia as well as religious bigotry are all around them, the two young women begin to bravely and independently live out their attraction. A colorful, queer-feminist statement film! (AB)

Cannes FF 2018 »Un Certain Regard«, Karlovy Vary IFF 2018

TUE, 25.9. | 6.30 pm | Kino des Deutschen Filmmuseums
Guest: Actress Samantha Mugatsi

TRAILER

DIRECTOR


Wanuri Kahiu (*1980 in Nairobi) has been considered one of the most outstanding African storytellers of her generation since the award-winning FROM A WHISPER. She is a co-founder of the media company AFROBUBBLEGUM, children’s book author, »TED Fellow« 2017 and »World Economic Forum cultural leader« 2018.

Filmography (Selection)
GER (in production) | RUSTIES (in production) | 2017 RAFIKI | 2009 FOR OUR LAND (short film) | 2009 PUMZI (short film) | 2008 FROM A WHISPER