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Hong Chuong Nguyen,
Long Le Vu,
Nu Yên-Khê Tran
Three actresses at different stages of their career. One from before the 1979 Islamic Revolution, one popular star of today known throughout the country and a young girl longing to attend a drama conservatory.
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. Inspried by Monica Arac de Nyeko's "Jambula Tree", which chronicles a story of two girls in love in Uganda, "Rafiki" challenges deep rooted cynicism about same sex relationships among actors, crew, friends, and family in Kenya.Written by
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Performed by Njoki Karu (Beth Nijoki) See more »
It's a beautiful movie with a strong and important political and societal message.
It's also a movie with very cliché characters and no real development.
The story seems really just an excuse to add a little drama to the main romance, but is even too flimsy to accomplish anything.
Does the political message lose its strength? Well, the movie did get banned, so it did enough.
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