Virtual Global Film Series: Rafiki

Thank you for registering for the virtual Global Film Series showing of Rafiki. This film is shown in partnership with the NC State GLBT Center and presented by the NC State University Libraries and NC State Global.

Rafiki (2018)

Kena and Ziki live very different lives in Nairobi. Kena works in her father’s shop and awaits the start of nursing school, while Ziki passes the days hanging out with her friends and making up dance routines. Their paths cross when their fathers run against each other for seats in the County Assembly, and they find themselves drawn to each other. Soon their interest grows to affection and the girls find ways to love each other despite the ever-watching gaze of the neighborhood.

Country: Kenya
Rating: NR
Genre: Drama, Romance
Language: English, Swahili (CC available)

How It Works

Step 1: Watch Academic introduction

Introduction generously provided by G. Perusi Benson, PhD. Student in Applied Social and Community Psychology at NC State University.

Step 2: Stream the Film

  • There are multiple ways to stream Rafiki, many of which are free.
    1. Stream through Tubi (free with limited ads)
      1. (or download the Tubi app and search for Rafiki)
      2. Best for viewing on a Smart TV. The Tubi App is available on iOS Android, Roku, Fire TV, and Apple TV. No account creation required.
    2. Stream or Rent through your favorite video provider. Click here to view providers that carry Rafiki (note, some may charge for this).

Step 3: Join Us for a Discussion

We invite all to join us for a live facilitated discussion of Rafiki, as part of the Feminist Friday event series.
Friday, October 16th, 2020 2:30pm – 3:30pm

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