Tag Archive | Rafiki

Lesbian ‘Rafiki’ director sues Kenya to lift ban on film

Lesbian ‘Rafiki’ director sues Kenya to lift ban on film

(Reuters) – The Kenyan director of a movie, banned in her home country for telling the love story of two women, has filed a lawsuit seeking to lift the bar, so it can be considered for the country’s Oscars entry, court documents show. Rafiki, which means friend in the Swahili language, premiered at the Cannes […]

Kenya bans lesbian film ‘Rafiki’ set to open at Cannes

Kenya bans lesbian film ‘Rafiki’ set to open at Cannes

Kenyan authorities have banned a film that tells the love story of two women on the grounds that it promotes lesbianism, but activists said the ban would only promote interest in the movie. ‘Rafiki’, a word that means friend in KiSwahili, was this week invited to premiere at next month’s Cannes Film festival — the […]