After Seeing Her Gay Love Story ‘Rafiki’ Banned In Her Homeland, Kenyan Director Wanuri Kahiu Calls For Artistic Solidarity – Cannes Studio

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A tender, colorful lesbian love story set in the bustling streets of Nairobi, Wanuri Kahiu's Rafiki was an early hit at this year's Cannes film festival, screening in the Un Certain Regard sidebar. Sadly, the film was not so warmly received in Kenya, where the authorities—much like the broader community in Kahiu's film—turned out not to be so broad-minded. Stopping by the Deadline studio, the director took time to explain the situation at home. Said Kahiu, "After you make…