83 min |2018 | Drama
Host: SuSu Stewart, Chairwoman, The City of Newark LGBTQ Concern Commission
Speaker: Jeffrey Trzeciak, Director, The Newark Public Library
Kena and Ziki long for something more than living in a place where lesbian love is forbidden. 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.
Initially banned in Kenya for its positive portrayal of queer romance, "RAFIKI" won a landmark supreme court case chipping away at Kenyan anti-LGBT legislation. Featuring remarkable performances by newcomers Samantha Mugatsia and Sheila Munyiva, RAFIKI is a hip tale of first love “reminiscent of the early work of Spike Lee” (Screen Daily) that’s “impossible not to celebrate” (Variety)!
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