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Odyssey Film Club: Rafiki

  • Harris Academy South Norwood 2 Cumberlow Avenue London SE25 6AE (map)

Dir. Wanuri Kahiu • 2019 • Kenya • Drama • 82 mins • Cert 12A • English subtitles

Banned at home, and embraced by the world, join us on an odyssey this May to Kenya with a screening of the remarkably touching and vibrantly colourful Rafiki.

Kena and Ziki have always been told that good Kenyan girls become good Kenyan wives, but they both dream of lives that go beyond what their community expects of them. When the two fall in love, what begins as a tender story about finding your soulmate, quickly becomes a reminder of the criminality of homosexuality in Kenya.

We’re pleased to be welcoming Clara Bradbury-Rance and Bisi Alimi who will be leading a discussion on the film.

Clara Bradbury-Rance works at King’s College London, where she specialises in feminist and queer theories of film and popular culture. She has written for various publications including Sight and Sound,and her book, Lesbian Cinema after Queer Theory, was published by Edinburgh University Press in March 2019.

Bisi Alimi is the founder and the Executive Director of the Bisi Alimi Foundation, an organisation working to accelerate social acceptance of LGBT people in Nigeria.

This event includes a post-film discussion and chance to try Kenyan snacks.

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