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RAFIKI

by Wanuri Kahiu

synopsis

“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.

original title: Rafiki
country: South Africa, Kenya, France, Netherlands, Germany, Norway, Lebanon
sales agent: MPM Premium
year: 2018
genre: fiction
directed by: Wanuri Kahiu
screenplay: Wanuri Kahiu, : Jenna Bass
cast: Samantha Mugatsia, Sheila Munyiva, Neville Misati, Nice Githinji, Charlie Karumi, Muthoni Gathecha, Vitalis Waweru, Hellen Aura, Leila Weema, Jimmi Gathu
cinematography by: Christopher Wessels
film editing: Isabelle Dedieu
art director: Arya Lalloo
producer: Steven Markowitz
co-producer: Marie-Pierre Macia, Claire Gadéa, Georges Schoucair, Ruben Thorkildsen, Verona Meier, Reinier Selen, Gerhard Meixner, Roman Paul, Wanuri Kahiu, Tamsin Ranger
executive producer: Tim Headington
production: MPM Film (Movies Partners in Motion Film), Rinkel Film B.V., Razor Film Produktion, Ape&Bjørn AS, Big World Cinema (ZA), Afrobubblegum (KE), Schortcut Films (LB)
backing: ACP-EU Support Programme; CNC; World Cinema Fund; Netherlands Film Fund/Hubert Bals Fund; and Sørfond.