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Rafiki (Kenya, 2018)

The young Kenyan film industry was in the international spotlight last year, when Wanuri Kahiu’s drama Rafiki became that nation’s first-ever export to screen at the Cannes Film Festival. Unfortunately, no one in Kenya can actually see it; the country’s film board banned it for “legitimizing lesbianism.” The coming-of-age story is about two close friends who develop something stronger, despite the politics that have split their families apart. Rafiki makes its Rhode Island premiere at the Providence Children’s Film Festival (where it is recommended for ages 13+). It’s actually one of one of two Kenyan productions showing at the festival. The other, Supa Modo, is the festival’s opening night feature.

February 23 2019


Date: February 23, 2019
Time: 4:00 pm
Cost: $10
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RISD Auditorium

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