14 Apr 2019

Kenya’s banned love story

Rafiki is one love story which the Kenyan government didn’t want its people to see. The film looks at young LGBT love in a nation where gay sex is still a criminal offence.

Banned in Kenya last year, it is now showing in the UK, a month before the Kenyan Supreme Court is due to decide whether to repeal the law which bans same-sex relationships.

Kiran Moodley went to meet its director, Wanuri Kahiu, at a┬áspecial screening at BFI Southbank ahead of a UK-wide release – where it will be shown until the end of May.