Rafiki review: The lesbian love story causing a storm

Rafiki, the first Kenyan film to be shown at Cannes, is a romantic drama that has been banned in its home country. Watch BBC Culture’s video review for more.

It’s a story of star-crossed lovers whose families are rivals.

If may sound familiar, but it’s the premise of Rafiki, a new lesbian romance which is the first film from Kenya ever to be shown at the Cannes Film Festival.

It tells the story of Ziki and Kena, who fall in love despite their family rivalry, and whilst living in a society where same-sex relationships aren’t tolerated.

In Kenya, lesbian relationships are a big deal – and the film has been banned in its home country. Watch our film review above to find out more.

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