BANNED KENYAN FILM ‘RAFIKI’ MAKES HISTORY AT CANNES

Ziki and Kena (centre) the lead actors in Rafiki. PHOTO | COURTESY

CANNES- The Kenyan film Rafiki is making history at the Cannes Film Festival.

Rafiki a film co-produced by South Africa’s Big World Cinema, has made history at the annual prestigious film festival in Cannes. It will be the first time a Kenyan director has had a film in competition at Cannes.

Wanuri Kahui’s, a Kenyan film maker, the film was banned in her home country for its Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) themes, just after it became the first film from there to be selected by Cannes.

The film was classified by the Kenyan Film Classification Board for what they termed its seeking to normalize homosexuality.

The movie tells a story of coming of age between two young woman, a love story in a small rural town.

Rafiki premiered on Wednesday at the film festival and critics said it brought a fresh new look to the story telling of universal love.

Watch- The Official Trailer of Rafiki

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