Glasgow Feminist Arts Festival Rafiki (autism friendly)
Sun 18 November 2018
Presented in partnership with Africa in Motion.
This screening of Rafiki (dir. Wanuri Kahiu, Kenya/South Africa/France/Netherlands/Germany, 2018), following its debut at the Africa in Motion Film Festival, aims to be inclusive for guests with autism and sensory sensitivities.
With beautiful scenes connected through shades of fuchsia and violet, reflecting the femininity of the characters, this gentle film follows the development of love between two young women. Set against the backdrop of the bustling streets of Nairobi, the two very different girls must choose between love and safety surrounded by insular gossip, local politics and burgeoning maturity. Their magnetic pull draws us into a queer Romeo and Juliet romance, as they try to hide their relationship from their politically opposing fathers.
Directed by Wanuri Kahiu, part of a strong cohort of Kenyan female filmmakers, Rafiki was the first Kenyan film to be included in the Un Certain Regard section in Cannes earlier this year and was then controversially banned from being shown in Kenya by the Kenya Film Classification Board.
Justine Atkinson from Africa in Motion will introduce the film.
The event aims to be inclusive for people with autism and sensory sensitivities. Lights will be left on low with the film's volume turned down. The cinema will not be full to capacity and so will offer guests the opportunity to move around. There will be no trailers or advertisements.
A hearing loop is available. The film relies to some extent on visual material to convey ideas but contains a lot of explanatory dialogue and subtitles.
If you have any questions or access needs that you would like to request, please contact CCA by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0141 352 4900.
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