African Odysseys present: Preview: Rafiki + Q&A with director Wanuri Kahiu

The LesFlicks film club is not affiliated with the BFI; this is a social event to support the BFI and increase attendance at this screening. This is a public event.

Date: Thursday 11 April 2019

Time: 6.10pm film screening; 7:33pm post-film drinks upstairs in the Riverfront Bar

Where: BFI Southbank, London

Who: lesbian and bisexual women who love film and want to meet other women with a similar interest

Cost: Tickets £15, concs £12 (BFI Members pay £2 less)

Tickets: Buy your ticket here (we recommend booking early as seats are limited!)

About the Film

Kenya-South Africa-France-Lebanon-Norway-Netherlands-Germany-USA. Dir Wanuri Kahiu. With Samantha Mugatsia, Sheila Munyiva. 83min. Cert 12A


“Good Kenyan girls become good Kenyan wives,” but Kena and Ziki long for something more. When love blossoms between them, the two girls will be forced to choose between happiness and safety.

What BFI have to say

Join us to mark 50 years of FESPACO, Africa’s own Film festival, with this preview. Included in the Un Certain Regard section in Cannes and then controversially banned from being shown in Kenya by the Kenya Film Classification Board (the ban was later retracted), Rafiki is a stylish and youthful depiction of young love between two women from politically opposed families, in a country where such a choice is a punishable offence.


If you are a lesbian or bisexual woman and would like to join our film club, please sign up here.


The social will be in the Riverfront Bar (the bar on the riverside). There is a new upstairs bar which is accessible via a staircase to the right of the bar. There is also a lift to this space.

BFI Southbank
Belvedere Road
South Bank
London SE1 8XT