Third Thursday QTPOC Film Series: Rafiki
Join us for THIRD THURSDAYS, an on-going monthly movie series centered around QTPOC films. Our next film in the series will be Rafiki.
Free + Open To All
Questions or suggestions for future films: email Reggie@pridecentervt.org or Gustavo@pridecentervt.org
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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. 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.