Director: Wanuri Kahiu
Section: World Cinema
Country: Kenya, South Africa, France, Lebanon, Norway, Netherlands, Germany, USA | Year: 2018
Language(s): English, Swahili | Time: 82 mins
“Good Kenyan girls become good Kenyan wives,” but Kena and Ziki long for something more. Despite the political rivalry between their families, the girls resist and remain close friends, supporting each other to pursue their dreams in a conservative society. When love blossoms between them, the two girls will be forced to choose between happiness and safety.
Born in Nairobi, Wanuri Kahiu is part of the new generation of African storytellers. Her stories and films have received international acclaim. Rafiki is her second feature film.