Wednesday, August 7

Repertory Series ArchiveRecent Raves (summer 2019)


2018 • dir Wanuri Kahiu w/Samantha Mugatsia, Sheila Munyiva • 83 min • DCP

This stirring, lively romance from Kenya follows two young women as they meet and fall in love – despite the moral objections of friends, family, and, indeed, their entire country, where being a lesbian is a crime. Initially banned at home, RAFIKI has become an international sensation and has helped bring renewed attention to the issue of LGBT rights in Africa.

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“From its opening frames, Rafiki is bursting with life.”
– Katie Rife, AV Club

“A vibrant, pulsing piece of work, keying off the joy of young love and unexpected discovery.”
– Jason Bailey, Flavorwire

“A beautiful badge of courage and perseverance for the Kenyan LGBTQ community.”
– Tom Meek, Cambridge Day

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