KE | 2018 | 83’ | 12A | Wanuri Kahiu
Kena lives on a housing estate and whilst helping her father John, campaign for a local election, she befriends Ziki, the daughter of his political rival. As Kena and Ziki’s relationship deepens, so do the stakes, forcing them to choose between openness and secrecy, happiness and safety. A confident, fresh, polished and brave love story about familial, society and political pressures. Based on the work by Ugandan author Monica Arac de Nyeko, the film itself was banned in its home country for promoting homosexuality, but as the first Kenyan film selected in the history of Cannes Film Festival whose prestige allowed the ban lifted for a week long release.
Screening + Q&A: Saturday 13 April, 6.00pm