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Rafiki at MIT Friday March 15th
Bartos Theatre, MIT building E15, 20 Ames Street, Cambridge, MA

6:30pm pizza, 7pm film start time
Film to be followed by discussion with director Wanuri Kahiu

The director will be here to discuss Rafiki, which was banned in her home country of Kenya for its lesbian content. “Good Kenyan girls become good Kenyan wives,” but Kena and Ziki long for something more. Despite the political rivalry between their families, the girls resist and remain close friends, supporting each other to pursue their dreams in a conservative society. When love blossoms between them, the two girls will be forced to choose between happiness and safety.


Born in Nairobi, Wanuri Kahiu is part of the new generation of African storytellers. Her stories and films have received international acclaim. Her films screened in numerous film festivals around the world. To date, Wanuri has written and directed six films and is working on her second feature length film.

She is the co-founder of AFROBUBBLEGUM, a media company that supports, creates and commissions fun, fierce and frivolous African art. 

Earlier Event: March 14
Cameron Esposito stand-up!
Later Event: March 18
Taking Root Film Screening