Bursting with the colorful street style & music of Nairobi's vibrant youth culture, RAFIKI is a tender love story between two young women in a country that still criminalizes homosexuality. Kena and Ziki have long been told that good Kenyan girls become good Kenyan wives - but they yearn for something more. Despite the political rivalry between their families, the girls encourage each other to pursue their dreams in a conservative society. When love blossoms between them, Kena and Ziki must choose between happiness and safety.

Film Credits

Wanuri Kahiu
Steven Markovitz
Jenna Bass
Wanuri Kahiu
Nini Wacera
Dennis Musyoka
Jimmi Gathu
Sheila Munyiva
Samantha Mugatsia

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12A CertificateFilms classified 12A have been deemed appropriate for viewers of twelve and over. However, they can also be seen by younger children - provided they are accompanied by an adult who has deemed the film appropriate viewing for that child. In such cases, IFCO strongly recommends that parents/guardians make informed decisions by accessing the consumer advice available on this website.
Country: Kenya, South Africa
Language: English, Swahili
Released:19 April 2019
Duration: 82 min
Genres: Drama Romance


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