Rafiki Trailer & Clips


Rafiki full movie is released on Apr 19, 2019. Watch Rafiki online - the English Drama movie from Kenya , which has achieved a worldwide gross of $181,316. Rafiki is directed by Wanuri Kahiu and created by Wanuri Kahiu with Samantha Mugatsia and Neville Misati. Rafiki is available online on Hoopla and Kanopy.

Kena and Ziki long for something more. Despite the political rivalry between their families, the girls resist and remain close friends, supporting each other to pursue their dreams in a conservative society. When love blossoms between them, the two girls will be forced to choose between happiness and safety. Inspried by Monica Arac de Nyeko's "Jambula Tree", which chronicles a story of two girls in love in Uganda, "Rafiki" challenges deep rooted cynicism about same sex relationships among actors, crew, friends, and family in Kenya.

As know as:

Friend, Rafiki, Amie, ラフィキ ふたりの夢, ラフィキ ふたりの夢

Release Date:

Apr 19, 2019

Release Date (Streaming):

Aug 13, 2019


Kenya, South Africa, Germany, Netherlands, France, Norway, Lebanon, United Kingdom


English, Swahili

Stream Service:

Film Movement

Production Companies:

Big World Cinema, MPM Film, Schortcut Films

Official Site:

Official site

Gross worldwide:



Claudia Puig
FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
I really like this film and I think [director] Wanuri Kahiu is definitely someone to watch.
by rottentomatoes, Sep 28, 2019
Adam Graham
Detroit News
It's a film that is rushing with energy and life.
by rottentomatoes, May 24, 2019
Justin Chang
Los Angeles Times
But to merely describe what happens in "Rafiki" would be to overlook its transporting sense of place, its striking visual pleasures and its credible and moving performances.
by rottentomatoes, May 09, 2019

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