Film­maker calls rafiki ban tragic

The Sunday Guardian - - The Week -

CANNES: a girl-meets-girl ro­mance screen­ing at Cannes, is a movie Western view­ers would find “quaint”, ac­cord­ing to one critic. But it will not be shown in Kenya, where it has been banned. Direc­tor Wa­nuri Kahiu, who is sad her film will not be seen by the au­di­ence she made it for, but knows the pub­lic­ity is likely to get more peo­ple to see it else­where in the world. “There is a say­ing that when you ban some­thing you make it more pop­u­lar, but I think that the truth is we are dis­ap­pointed,” Kahiu told Reuters.

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