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Still from Rafiki (Wanuri Kahiu, 2018, 83 min.). (Photo: Courtesy of Film Movement)

Film: Rafiki

Thursday, January 24, 2019

7–9 pm

Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor

Rafiki (Wanuri Kahiu, 2018, 83 min.) follows a friendship that blossoms into love between two young women, Kena and Ziki, from feuding families in Nairobi, Kenya. The film was initially banned in its home country of Kenya for its positive portrayal of queer romance, echoing the homophobia encountered by the protagonists in their community. Rafiki was also part of a landmark supreme court case chipping away at Kenyan anti-LGBTQ legislation, and has since been highly praised on the festival circuit as an up-and-coming classic of LGBTQ cinema. This screening opens with a performance by Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Mumbi Kasumba, who is featured on the film’s soundtrack.

Tickets are $16 and include Museum admission. Member tickets are $14. Not a Member? Join today!