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Date & Time: Friday, May 10, 2019
7:00 PM-9:00 PM

Suggested Audiences: Middle School, High School, College, Adult, Elders
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Preservation Worcester Park View Room
230 Park Avenue
Worcester, MA 01609
Cost: $10 & $8.50
Description: Bursting with the colorful street style & music of Nairobis 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) thats impossible not to celebrate (Variety)!

runtime: 1hr 23 min
More Information: Website: https://www.cinema-worcester.com/new-events/2019/5/10/rafiki
E-mail: asgrigorov@gmail.com
Entered by: Andy Grigorov

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Created: February 24, 2019 at 12:42 PM

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