2018, directed by Wanuri Kahiu, 83 minutes
To us, this film is an uncontroversial and modest love story between two young women whose fathers are standing against each other for a place in the country’s governing assembly. But same-sex relationships in Kenya are illegal (a British colonial legacy) and screening the film was banned in Kenya. As such it provides a new context for a familiar story, a small window to another place and one of a scarce number of films from Africa to get distribution in the West.
Film notes (paper copies available at the screening)
Tickets (£5 adults, £3 children) available on the door, but it may be busy so you are advised to book in advance with the Buxton Opera House box office