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A delicate story of mzenge (lesbians in Kiswahili language) ladies, which was forbidden by Kenyan Gvt, Now movie was selected as one of the best at actual Cannes Film Festival.

Movie Premiere of the Week

The Kenyan film Rafiki, after being banned by the Kenyan governnent, opened in Cannes this week, garnering positive reviews and a nomination for the Queer Palme. Set in Nairobi, Rafiki tells the story of two young women from rival families who, against all odds, fall in love. As one reviewer notedRafiki reminds us that, despite the success of LGBT-themed movies like Love, Simon, we still live in a world where “LGBT narratives in the mainstream are not to be taken for granted.”

Censorship is allways idiot.

“I think that there are discerning audiences not only in Kenya but the entire world that are able to judge what’s good and bad and it’s not what’s defined by the Kenya Film Classification board,” Kahiu told The Associated Press. She said she has tried to have the film classified for viewers 18 and above.

Rafiki, or Friend in Swahili, depicts a love story between two women.

viewers 18 and above. watch trailer below

Wanuri Kahiu’s lesbian love story ‘Rafiki’ is the first Kenyan feature to ever screen at Cannes.

“It’s limiting freedom expression of artists in the country and hence the growth of the industry,” she added.

Kahiu has said in earlier interviews she had been nervous about the film’s reception in Kenya but found support from government authorities and the local film industry.

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