QAGF: Screening of Wanuri Rahiu's RAFIKI
Goethe Pop Up Seattle, in partnership with Northwest Film Forum, Three Dollar Bill Cinema, and Gay City, presents Queer Cinema from Germany, a virtual film series about the stories at the heart of contemporary LGBTIQ+ films.
Please register in advance. All ticket purchases support community partners. This film is available to viewers in the US, Canada, and Mexico.
About the film:
Kenya, Germany, South Africa, Netherlands, France, Norway, Lebanon | English & Swahili | 2018 | 83 minutes
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.
This film series is part of Queer as German Folk, a project celebrating the intersectional histories of Germany’s and America’s diverse LGBTIQ+ communities.