When teenage Kena spots free-spirited Ziki dancing on the streets of Nairobi,the euphoric rush of first love hits her right away. The two begin to flirt, and soon they’re sneaking off for secret dates. The girls know they’re taking a huge risk by being together in their deeply conservative community. To complicate matters further, their dads are running against each other in a local election.
Rafiki is a defiant and ultimately hopeful tale of first love, with blistering chemistry between the two leads. It has won countless awards and been a festival favourite all around the world, but remains banned in its home country of Kenya.