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Rafiki | Meet Maastricht Festival

In this candy-coloured and dynamic lesbian romance, Kena and Ziki must navigate their blossoming relationship within their narrow-minded Kenyan hometown.

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‘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.

Wanuri Kahiu, Kenya, South Africa, Germany, Netherlands, France, Norway, Lebanon, 2019, 82 min. Swahili & English spoken, English subtitles. With Samantha Mugatsia, Neville Misati, Nice Githinji, Charlie Karumi, Muthoni Gathecha.
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