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Queer Film ‘Rafiki’ will be the First Kenyan Feature to Screen at Cannes

Wanuri Kahiu’s feature film ‘Rafiki’ will be the first Kenyan feature to Screen at Cannes Film Festival. It is a love story about Kena and Ziki who live in a housing estate in Nairobi. The girls are unlikely friends and their fathers are rivaling politicians. When they fall in love and the community find out, the girls are forced to choose between love and safety.

Inspired by the 2007 Caine Prize winner, ‘Jambula Tree’ by Monica Arac de Nyeko, a coming of age story about two girls in love, set in Uganda.

‘Rafiki” will screen in the Un Certain Regard section of the festival.

The filmmaker shared the news on her Instagram page.

The Cannes Film Festival will run from the 8th to 17th of May 2018.

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