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RAFIKI

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Director: Wanuri Kahiu
Country: Kenya
Year: 2018
Runtime: 82 minutes
Language: Swahili / English with English subtitles

“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. ~ Cannes Film Festival

Principal Cast: Samantha Mugatsia, Sheila Munyiva, Patricia Amira, Muthoni Gathecha Jimmy Gathu

Writer: Jenna Cato Bass, Wanuri Kahiu, based on Monica Arac de Nyeko’s short story, “Jumbala Tree”
Producer: Steven Markovitz
Cinematographer: Christopher Wessels
Editor: Isabelle Dedieu, Ronelle Loots

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