(orig. RAFIKI)


South Africa / Kenya / Netherlands / France / Germany / Norway 2018
Language: English, Swahili
Subtitles: German
Genre: Drama
Director: Wanuri Kahiu
Cinematographer: Christopher Wessels
Script: Wanuri Kahiu, Jenna Bass
Editor: Isabelle Dedieu
Cast: Samantha Mugatsia, Sheila Munyiva, Jimmi Gathu
Producer: Steven Markovitz
Production Company: Big World Cinema
Music: Simon Ratcliffe
Sound: Harald Ansorge
Distributor: Salzgeber & Co Medien GmbH
Lenght: 82 Min.
Format: DCP
Color: Farbe
Age Limit: <

Ziki and Kena are two young women whose fathers are standing against each other as politicians in the local election. This is why they ought to keep a distance from one another, but they cannot withstand the romantic and sensual pull and fall in love with one another. RAFIKI is a futuristic film which looks hopefully into the future and looks for what we have in common and what is human in everything. This hope is in Ziki and Kena and in young people who question the old values and oppose narrow boundaries. RAFIKI was prohibited by the Kenya Film and Classification Board (KFCB) ”because of its homosexual theme and the clear intention of advertising against the law in Kenya”.



  • 08.11.2018 19:00 Universum Saal 2