Rafiki Into Film schools screening
In partnership with Into Film
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With beautiful scenes connected through shades of fuchsia and violet, reflecting the femininity of the characters, this gentle film follows the development of love between two young women. Set against the backdrop of the bustling streets of Nairobi, the two very different girls must choose between love and safety surrounded by insular gossip, local politics and burgeoning maturity. Their magnetic pull draws us into a queer Romeo and Juliet romance, as they try to hide their relationship from their politically opposing fathers.
Directed by Wanuri Kahiu, part of a strong cohort of Kenyan female filmmakers, Rafiki was the first Kenyan film to be included in the Un Certain Regard section in Cannes earlier this year, and was then controversially banned from being shown in Kenya by the Kenya Film Classification Board.
The Into Film Festival is the world’s largest free film festival – a celebration of film & education for 5-19 year olds and their teachers. It aims to put film at the heart of children and young people’s learning, contributing to their cultural, creative and personal development.
The Festival provides thousands of free film screenings, activities, workshops and cinema experiences designed to complement the curriculum and provide valuable educational opportunities.
This year’s Festival will take place from 6-22 November across the UK. For more information please visit intofilm.org/festival
About The EventVenue: Watershed, 1 Canon's Rd, Bristol BS1 5TX
Date And Time: November 8, 2019 10:00 am
About The FilmDirector: Wanuri Kahiu
Running Time: 82 min
Language: Swahili / English
Age Rating: 12A