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HEBDEN BRIDGE FILM FESTIVAL: RAFIKI

Date Time
Sun 24th March 2.30pm A/D

Film starts at 3.00pm

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Followed by Q&A with lead actress Sheila Munyiva

Banned in Kenya, except for a brief period to allow its nomination for the Foreign Oscar, Rafiki is the first Kenyan feature to ever premiere at Cannes. Set against the backdrop of the bustling streets of Nairobi, two very different young women choose between love and safety. Like an Afro-lesbian Romeo and Juliet, they try to hide their relationship from their politically opposing fathers and families. ​With its eye-popping aesthetic of fuschia and bubblegum and joyful energy providing a defiant counterbalance to the usual stories of famine and war, Rafiki announces the arrival of a major talent in Wanuri Kahiu and a correction of how we view Africa.

All times listed are the programme start time unless otherwise stated. Films start approx 30 mins after the programme start time.