Tuesday 25 June 2019 at 7.30pm.
With beautiful scenes connected through shades of fuchsia and violet, reflecting the femininity of the characters, this gentle film follows the development of love between two young women. Set against the backdrop of the bustling streets of Nairobi, Kena and Ziki must choose between love and safety surrounded by insular gossip, local politics and burgeoning maturity. Rafiki gained awards and praise at various international festivals, but was then controversially banned from being shown in Kenya.
Swahili with subtitles.
2018 | Dir Wanuri Kahiu | 83min | Kenya
Preceded by a spoken word performance from Remi Graves.
A former Barbican Young Poet, Remi’s work has been featured at St Paul’s Cathedral and BBC Radio 4. Her past projects include a residency at Croydon Library with Spine Festival and she held the role of Digital Poet in Residence with 1215.today and The Poetry School. Remi was a 2017 National Poetry Day Ambassador and has performed at the Cheltenham Literature Festival, Tate Modern and more.
In association with Croydon Pride and The Batty Mama.