Events

03/13/2019

Rafiki Talk-Back with Award-Winning Director Wanuri Kahiu

Time: 6:15 pm to 7:15 pm
Location: ISEC Auditorium (Rm 102)
Sponsored By: Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program; Department of Cultures, Societies, and Global Studies; Office of Undergraduate Research; Consortium for Graduate Studies in Gender, Culture, Women, and Sexuality; LGBTQA Resource Center; Northeastern Crossing; Office of Global Services; Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion
Contact: wgss@northeastern.edu

On Wednesday, March 13 Northeastern will host a moderated conversation between Kenyan film director, Wanuri Kahiu and Northeastern CSGS and WGSS faculty member, Moya Bailey. The film, “Rafiki,” which is based on Margaret Nyeko’s short story “The Jambula Tree” and opens in the United States in April, tells the story of Kena and Ziki , two very different girls living in a Nairobi housing estate. When they fall in love, they must choose between love and safety against a backdrop of insular gossip, local politics and burgeoning maturity. The film was an audience favorite at Cannes 2018, and has garnered wide international critical acclaim. Register here.  

 

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