11/20/2018 17:30 – Caligari FilmBühne
Kenya/South Africa/Germany/Netherlands/France/Norway/Lebanon 2018 83 min English-Swahili original version with German subtitles
by Wanuri Kahiu
Script: Wanuri Kahiu, Jenna Bass, DoP: Christopher Wessels, Editor: Isabelle Dedieu, Production: Big World Cinema, Afrobubblegum, Producer: Steven Markovitz, Cast: Samantha Mugatsia, Sheila Munyiva, Jimmi Gathu, Nini Wacera, Dennis Musyoka
“Banned in its home country, this delicate love story breaks no new ground, but feels progressive nonetheless.” (IndieWire, Eric Kohn)
Wanuri Kahiu, born in Nairobi/Kenya,is part of the new generation of African storytellers. Her stories and films have received international acclaim. Her films screened in numerous film festivals around the world. To date, she has written and directed six films. RAFIKI is her second feature film. Beside that, she is the co-founder of AFROBUBBLEGUM, a media company that supports, creates and commissions fun, fierce and frivolous African art.
Filmography (selection): 2008 FROM A WHISPER, 2009 PUMZI, 2018 RAFIKI