Rafiki @ Contemporary Craft

When: Friday, May 12th @ 7:00 pm
Where: In-Person (5045 Butler Street)
Tickets: Free (RSVP)

About the Film

Bursting with the colorful street style & music of Nairobi’s vibrant youth culture, Rafiki (which means “friends”) 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.

Director: Wanuri Kahiu

This event is offered in conjunction with Contemporary Craft’s Self exhibition. This exhibition presents the work of Erika Diamond and matt lambert, who explore the breadth and confines of gender identity, connection, contact, and the body through wearable works of art. Rafiki will be screened in Contemporary Craft’s gallery, surrounded by the work of Diamond and Lambert. Light refreshments will be served.