The Screening Room
120 Princess Street • Kingston, ON

Doors: 3:45PM | Show Starts: 4:00PM
All Ages

Featuring: Wanuri Kahiu

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Event type: All Ages


D. Wanuri Kahiu/83min/Kenya/South Africa/Germany/Netherlands/France/Norway/Lebanon/Drama/2018/ In Swahili & English with English subtitles

Bursting with the colorful street style & music of Nairobi’s vibrant youth culture, RAFIKI is a tender love story between two young women in a country that still criminalizes homosexuality. Kena and Ziki have long been told that “good Kenyan girls become good Kenyan wives” – but they yearn for something more. Despite the political rivalry between their families, the girls encourage each other to pursue their dreams in a conservative society. When love blossoms between them, Kena and Ziki must choose between happiness and safety.

Initially banned in Kenya for its positive portrayal of queer romance, RAFIKI won a landmark supreme court case chipping away at Kenyan anti-LGBT legislation. Featuring remarkable performances by newcomers Samantha Mugatsia and Sheila Munyiva, RAFIKI is a hip tale of first love “reminiscent of the early work of Spike Lee” (Screen Daily) that’s “impossible not to celebrate” (Variety)!

Note: This film is playing on two different dates, please ensure if buying online that you are purchasing for the correct date.


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The Screening Room
120 Princess Street, Kingston, ON


Part of: Reelout Queer Film Festival 20th Anniversary

January 31, 2019 - February 14, 2019


RAFIKI (ENCORE SCREENING) will be at The Screening Room in Kingston, ON on Sunday, February 10, 2019. The doors open at 3:45PM, and the event will get underway around 4:00PM. RAFIKI (ENCORE SCREENING) line-up includes Wanuri Kahiu. The Screening Room is located at 120 Princess Street, Kingston, ON.

Cutoff for Online Ticket Sales is Sunday, February 10, 2019 1:44 pm EST unless the event sells out earlier.