Kenyan Wanuri Kahiu is one of an emerging generation of African storytellers whose moving stories are garnering international acclaim. Her latest, a romantic drama, revolves around two female friends who fall in love. In doing so, they must face the challenges of family expectations and the conservative society in which they live.
The film, which was banned in Kenya before the ban was lifted, was the first movie from Kenya to screen at Cannes.
Age guideline: 15+
The second screening of Rafiki on Tuesday 26th Feb in Movies@Dundrum will be preceeded by short film First Disco.
Director: Helen O’Reilly / Producer: David Christopher Lynch / Ireland / 18 mins
It’s 1983 and Kelly Harrison is not only experiencing her first crush, she’s going to her first disco. There’s just one problem - she’s getting train tracks before her big night out.
With introduction by Dan Colley.
Dan Colley is a director, dramaturg and programmer from Dublin. As Director of Collapsing Horse Theatre he has directed The Water Orchard (with Eoghan Quinn, co-produced by Project Arts Centre) The Aeneid, Bears in Space, Conor: at the end of the Universe, Human Child, Distance from the Event and Monster/Clock. With Collapsing Horse, Dan is Theatre Artist in Residence in the Riverbank Arts Centre and co-Artistic Director of Kilkenny Cat Laughs Festival. As a dramaturg Dan has worked with Macnas, Dublin Fringe Festival, WillFredd and Sugarglass Theatre among others.
Afro bubblegum culture is alive in this sparkling love story about two unique women. As Wanuri would say: fun, fierce and frivolous.Sarah Ahern, Fantastic Flix Programmer