Here are opportunities around the country to see the film Rafiki and hear more from Kenyan filmmaker Wanuri Kahiu, presented by Marian Evans #directedbywomen. Kahiu kicks off #BIGSCREEN18 (click here for tickets!) with an opening address, and has recently sued the classification office in her home country for banning her recent feature film for "promoting lesbianism".

Watch the Rafiki trailer here

Auckland
1) Women & Webseries, (selected in tribute to Afrobubblegum ideas), followed by a discussion with some of the directors and Louise Hutt, director of Online Heroines.

When:
Wednesday 24 October at 6pm
Where: Rialto Cinemas, Newmarket

2) A screening of Rafiki followed by a discussion between filmmaker Wanuri Kahiu and Dr Ella Henry, with an opportunity for audience questions.

When:
Thursday 25 October at 6pm
Where: Rialto Cinemas, Newmarket

Wellington
1) A screening of Rafiki followed by a discussion between filmmaker Wanuri Kahiu and Ness Simons, with an opportunity for audience questions.

When:
Sunday 28 October at 3pm
Where: Te Auaha Cinema, Dixon Street, Wellington
2) A screening of Rafiki and a discussion with filmmaker Wanuri Kahiu, hosted by Jan Logie

When:
Monday 29 October at 6pm
Where: Parliament
Tickets are free, but an invitation is necessary. For an invitation please email rafikiparliament@gmail.com

Ōtaki
A screening of Rafiki, introduced by filmmaker Wanuri Kahiu.

When:
Tuesday 30 Octobert at 6pm
Where: Māoriland, 68 Main St, Ōtaki

 

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