RAFIKI

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Showings

Chauncey -Theater 2 Tue, Mar 29 7:00 PM
Series Info
Series:Bijou Horizons
Film Info
Rating:Not Rated
Runtime:83 minutes
Director:Wanuri Kahiu
Year Released:2019
Production Country:Kenya
South Africa
Language:Swahili
English

Description

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Presented by the Bijou Film Board, and as part of Bijou's Horizons program.
FREE for UI students (present student ID at box office) and $7.00 for the general public!

"But to merely describe what happens in Rafiki would be to overlook its transporting sense of place, its striking visual pleasures and its credible and moving performances."—Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times

"For its formal simplicity and directness, Rafiki is a small revelation, not least because it marks the breakthrough of a filmmaker of such exhilarating, cheerfully courageous vision."—Ann Hornaday, Washington Post

Kena and Ziki live very different lives in Nairobi. Kena works in her father's shop and awaits the start of nursing school, while Ziki passes the days hanging out with her friends and making up dance routines. Their paths cross when their fathers run against each other for seats in the County Assembly, and they find themselves drawn to each other. Soon their interest grows to affection and the girls find ways to love each other despite the ever-watching gaze of the neighborhood.

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