'Rafiki' screening at WVIFF Floralee Hark Cohen Cinema

Part of the 2019 Spring WV International Film Festival!

About this Film:

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.

What the critics are saying:

The film is sharp at rendering the hesitancy of their flirtation, as well as the forces - parental expectations, religion, an ever-watchful gossip - arrayed against them.
Ben Kenigsberg
New York Times

A lyrical ode to finding a kindred spirit amidst an uncaring majority.
Odie Henderson

From its opening frames, Rafiki is bursting with life.
Katie Rife
AV Club


Full WVIFF Spring Festival Schedule HERE

Friday, May 31, 2019 at 7:30pm

Floralee Hark Cohen Cinema, Located under Taylor Books. Enter through alleyway or Taylor Books' Annex Gallery
230 Capitol St., Charleston, WV 25301

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Young Adult, 21+, Seniors


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