Note: This screening will take place at the Francesca Beale Theater at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center.

Strikingly shot on the streets of Nairobi, this tender tale of young love and acceptance is a vibrant, hopeful look at growing up gay in contemporary Kenya. Though their fathers are political rivals, Kena and Ziki—spirited, ambitious young women determined to make something of their lives—forge a connection that leaves their friends and neighbors gossiping. As their friendship deepens into a romance, they must withstand the virulent homophobia that surrounds them while remaining true to themselves and their love. Suffused with gorgeously expressive light, color, and music, Rafiki is a bold statement of compassion from one of Kenyan cinema’s brightest talents. Ages 15 and up