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CINEMA: RAFIKI

Monday 23rd September, 2019 - 20:00

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Hotly anticipated at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, Rafiki tells the story of two young women, Kena and Ziki, who find love despite mounting political and family pressures. Based on Monica Arac de Nyeko’s short story, which won the 2007 Caine Prize for African fiction, director Wanuri Kahiu (Pumzi) adds bold, cutting edge vision to produce one of the freshest Kenyan queer movies to date.
Like its equally brilliant predecessor Stories of Our Lives, Rafiki faced a hostile response from the Kenyan government. Initially banned, international pressure and strong resistance from Kahiu herself won the day, and the film was eventually screened on home turf. Kena and Ziki face violence themselves, yet their story unfolds as an utterly contemporary affirmation for LGBTQ+ people everywhere. – Jay Bernard, BFI
Director: Wanuri Kahiu Kenya/South Africa/Germany/Netherlands/France/Norway/Lebanon 83mins Cert: CLUB

Details

Date:
Monday 23rd September, 2019
Time:
20:00
Cost:
€6 Early Bird/€9
Event Category:
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Venue

Riverbank Arts Centre Auditorium
Phone:
+35345448327
Email:
boxoffice@riverbank.ie
Website:
https://www.riverbank.ie

Other

Cinema Certification
Club

Address

Riverbank Arts Centre
Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Phone:
045 448327
Website:
www.riverbank.ie