Rafiki

2018, Drama/Romance, 1h 23m

74 Reviews 50+ Ratings

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Rafiki tells a familiar story with bracing originality, marking director/co-writer Wanuri Kahiu as a talent to watch. Read critic reviews

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Kena and Ziki live very different lives in Nairobi. Kena works in her father's shop and awaits the start of nursing school, while Ziki passes the days hanging out with her friends and making up dance routines. Their paths cross when their fathers run against each other for seats in the County Assembly, and they find themselves drawn to each other. Soon their interest grows to affection and the girls find ways to love each other despite the ever-watching gaze of the neighborhood.

Cast & Crew

Neville Misati
Blacksta
Nice Githinji
Nduta
Muthoni Gathecha
Mama Atim
Vitalis Waweru
Tom
Mellen Aura
Elizabeth
Jimmy Gathu
John Mwaura
Nini Wacera
Mercy
Dennis Musyoka
Peter Okemi
Wanuri Kahiu
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Jenna Cato Bass
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Christopher Wessels
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  • Oct 01, 2018
    The intentions are definitely noble, especially considering that the film was made in a country where homosexuality means a death sentence, but unfortunately the love story is developed in an extremely corny way and the ending is a dishonest cop-out that frustrates for its naiveté.
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