Joseph Walsh

Critic

UK

Freelance film journalist, editor & critic.

Rafiki

Date: 12 May 2018 Category: TV/Film
6.0 Rating
The Kenyan government had already banned Wanuri Kahiu’s second feature, Rafiki, before it even premiered in Cannes. Telling the story of a pair of young women who fall in love only to be ostracised by their local community, the government feared it would “promote lesbianism” which remains illegal in Kenya. All of which has only added to anticipation for the film. Stories concerning forbidden, star-crossed love are now regular fare at fil ...