Kenyan director Wanuri Kahiu’s film, ‘Rafiki’, opens in South Africa on Friday August 30.
The internationally acclaimed film is based on Ugandan Monica Arac de Nyeko’s 2007 Caine Prize winning short story ‘Jambula Tree’.
‘Rafiki’ (‘friend’) tells the story of a tender love that blossoms between two friends, Kena (Samantha Mugatsia) and Ziki (Sheila Munyiva).
They support one another to pursue their wildest dreams in their conservative society, and amid family and political pressures.
The film had its world premiere in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival as part of the official selection. It has screened at over 150 film festivals worldwide and has won more than 20 awards.
View trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7M_-ucSaFpU