A Kenyan high court has temporarily lifted its ban on the film 'Rafiki, directed by acclaimed filmmaker Wanuri Kahiu, which means the film can be eligible for the Best Foreign Language Oscar. The film was banned by Kenya's Film and Classification Board (KFCB) in April because of its lesbian theme. And in even better news,  Wanuri Kahiu will be presenting at #BigScreen18 this year, so get your tickets, you're in for a treat! Kahiu's stories and films have received international acclaim and screened in film festivals around the world. Rafiki, her second feature film, premiered this year in Cannes' Un Certain Regard section. She was named a TED Fellow in 2017 and World Economic Forum cultural leader in 2018.

And just a reminder that you only have until MIDNIGHT tonight to get your earlybird tickets! It's definitely worth it - standard tickets are $295 at the earlybird price, otherwise they're $345!

 

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