‘Rafiki’ Writer-Director Wanuri Kahiu Signs With The Gotham Group

EXCLUSIVE: Wanuri Kahiu, the award-winning writer-director of Rafiki, a film that was banned in Kenya after the filmmaker refused to alter the film’s portrayal of a lesbian relationship and played at this year’s Cannes in Un Certain Regard,…

EXCLUSIVE: Wanuri Kahiu, the award-winning writer-director of Rafiki, a film that was banned in Kenya after the filmmaker refused to alter the film’s portrayal of a lesbian relationship and played at this year’s Cannes in Un Certain Regard, has signed with The Gotham Group. The movie was the first Kenyan film invited to Cannes before the Kenya Film Classification Board banned it. Rafiki (which means "friend" in Swahili), tells the story of Kena and Ziki — both considered…