Rafiki – Official Trailer

Wanuri Kahiu’s lesbian love story ‘Rafiki’ is the first Kenyan feature to ever screen at Cannes.

Rafiki, meaning “friend” in kiSwahili, is based on the 2007 winner for the Caine short story prize, Jambula Tree. Written by Monica Arac de Nyeko, it tells the story (pdf) of two teenage girls who fall in love in Uganda, where same-sex relationships are illegal.