Rafiki

Director/Writer: Wanuri Kahiu. Produced by Big World Cinema (SA), co-producers: Awali Entertainment (KE), MPM Film (FR), Seven Productions Limited (KE), Razor Film (GE), Rinkel Film (NL).

Funding Netherlands Film Fund: NFF + HBF coproduction scheme.

“Good Kenyan girls become good Kenyan wives”, but Kena and Ziki aim for something more. Despite the political rivalry between their families, they resist and remain close friends supporting each other to pursue their dreams in an oppressive society. When love arouses between them, the pressure becomes unbearable forcing the two girls to ultimately choose between happiness and safety.

festival: Cannes 2018, Un Certain Regard