Series/Themes: LGBTQIA+ Focus, Spotlight Screenings
Genre: Drama, International
Film Year: 2018
Film Length: 83 min.
Languages: English, Swahili
Subtitles: Partially Subtitled
Director: Wanuri Kahiu.
Featuring: Patricia Amira, Muthoni Gathecha, Jimmy Gathu, Nice Githinji, Charlie Karumi, Patricia Kihoro.
Tomboy and daughter of local politician, Kena, has always been “one of the guys.” Defying Kenya’s construct of womanhood and presenting more androgynously, she is often an outsider in her community. When Ziki, the charismatic daughter of her father’s political rival, moves to town, Kena makes her first female friend. Initially Kena’s mother is thrilled with the friendship, but when the two girls’ bond blossoms into romance, it could prove disastrous for the family’s reputation. Facing violent homophobia, the young couple must defend themselves against Kenya’s anti-gay laws, forcing them to choose between happiness and safety.