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Rafiki
8.0
/10
2,426 Ratings

RAFIKI

Directed by Wanuri Kahiu
Kenya, South Africa, 2018
Drama, Romance, LGBTQ+

Synopsis

Despite the political rivalry between their families, Kena and Ziki resist and remain close friends, supporting each other to pursue their dreams in a conservative society. When love blossoms between them, the two girls will be forced to choose between happiness and safety.

Synopsis

Despite the political rivalry between their families, Kena and Ziki resist and remain close friends, supporting each other to pursue their dreams in a conservative society. When love blossoms between them, the two girls will be forced to choose between happiness and safety.

Our take

Despite being banned in its country of origin, Rafiki dazzled audiences in Cannes and became the first Kenyan film to premiere at the festival. Vibrant and sizzling with the excitement of first love, this lesbian teen romance takes a stand against homophobic laws while remaining utterly joyful.