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English title: Rafiki
Original title: Rafiki
German title: Rafiki
South Africa, Germany, Norway, The Netherlands, Kenya, 2018

Director: Kahiu, Wanuri
Production company: Big World Cinema, Afrobubblegum, MPM Film
Co-producers: Schortcut Films, Ape&Bjørn, Rinkel Film, Razor Film Produktion GmbH, Tango Productions
Age recommendation: 14 years and up
Length: 82 min.
Film genre: Feature film

When Kena and Ziki first lock eyes, it's a genuine coup de foudre despite the fact their families are political rivals. The young women grow close, but as they are not able to show their attraction in public — or even to their relatives and friends — they are forced to sneak small moments in private. Together they create their own world, vividly evoked through Kahiu's filmic eye, where their love isn't anything other than an expression of their commitment to each other. The space they create however, isn't immune to the biases of the outside world.

Cannes IFF 2018, TIFF Toronto 2018, Lucas CFF Frankfurt 2018 (awarded), Providence CFF 2019, BUFF Malmö 2019, Sottodiciotto CFF Torino 2023

Study guide: German

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