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Rafiki (VOSTF)
Location
Main screening room
Date
June 25th, 2021
Duration
83 min
Cycle
Black at the camera

Black at the Camera is more than a hundred years of Black cinema. From silent cinema dealing with segregation to films testifying decolonization; from animation to documentaries, including historical reconstructions. The new generation is not left out, expressing itself with aplomb in all forms of contemporary cinema. This ensemble also reflects the work of Canadian and Quebec filmmakers, will be presented to the public at the Cinémathèque québécoise throughout the month of June.

This program, produced in collaboration with the Fabienne Colas Foundation and the Montreal International Black Film Festival, is also supported by the Cinémathèque Afrique of The Institut français.

Tickets will be on sale on May 20.

Rafiki
Directed by
Wanuri Kahiu
Language
English version
Actors
Samantha Mugatsia, Sheila Munyiva, Neville Misati, Nice Githinji
Origins
Kenya, South Africa, Germany, Netherlands, France, Norway, Lebanon, UK
Year
2018
Duration
90 min
Genre
Drama
Format
Digital
Synopsis

"Good Kenyan girls become good Kenyan wives," but Kena and Ziki long for something more. When love blossoms between them, the two girls will be forced to choose between happiness and safety.

Rafiki
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Wanuri Kahiu

Wanuri Kahiu (born 21 June 1980) is a Kenyan film director, producer, and author. She has received several awards and nominations for the films which she directed, including the awards for Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Picture at the Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2009 for her dramatic feature film From a Whisper. She is also the co-founder of AFROBUBBLEGUM, a media collective dedicated to supporting African art. (Wikipédia)

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