The first Kenyan film to screen at the Cannes Film Festival, Rafiki
follows Nairobi teenagers Kena and Ziki as they navigate their illegal same-sex attraction and courtship. The scrutiny of their community is heightened because their fathers are running for office against each other. The film was banned in Kenya, where homosexuality is illegal, which only demonstrates its continuing relevance. Directed by Kenyan filmmaker Wanuri Kahiu, Rafiki
is full of "striking visual pleasures and moving performances" –L.A. Times
This film is eligible for the Youth Arts Access Fund
. Call the Box Office at 207.873.7000 to obtain YAAF tickets.