Earlier we reported that Wanuri Kahiu’s feature film ‘Rafiki’ will be the first Kenyan feature to Screen at the Cannes Film Festival. Now, IndieWire has released the first exclusive trailer of the film.
‘Rafiki’ is a queer love story set in Kenya, and was inspired by the 2007 Caine Prize winner, ‘Jambula Tree’ by Monica Arac de Nyeko. However, Kahiu announced on Twitter that the film has been banned.
I am incredibly sorry to announce that our film RAFIKI has been banned in Kenya. We believe adult Kenyans are mature and discerning enough to watch local content but their right has been denied. #Cannes2018 #AKenyanFirst
— Wanuri (@wanuri) April 27, 2018