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Vibrant lesbian love story between two teenage girls in Nairobi, Kenya


Winner of the NewFest 2018 Audience Award for Narrative Feature.

Bursting with the colorful street style and music of Nairobi’s vibrant youth culture, RAFIKI is a tender love story between two young women in a country that still criminalizes homosexuality.
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Kena and Ziki have long been told that “good Kenyan girls become good Kenyan wives” - but they yearn for something more. 83 min
Watch advocate/media personality Ashlee Marie Preston and members of the Facebook Group LGBTQ Movie Club discuss the film above or on YouTube

This screening was part of BuzzFeed Pride – June 27 through July 2, 2021.


Wanuri Kahiu