Kena and Ziki long for something more. Despite the political rivalry between their families, the girls resist and remain close friends, supporting each other to pursue their dreams in a conservative society. When love blossoms between them, the two girls will be forced to choose between happiness and safety.
Inspried by Monica Arac de Nyeko's "Jambula Tree", which chronicles a story of two girls in love in Uganda, "Rafiki" challenges deep rooted cynicism about same sex relationships among actors, crew, friends, and family in Kenya.
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Cinemaverse, a project by the Goethe-Institut Namibia, will throughout the course of 2020 screen art-house films from in and out of Africa. Curated by well-known and multi-talented filmmakers, Florian Schott and Nocks Chatiza.