Cannes: Banned film ‘Rafiki’ targets homophobia in east Africa

A Kenyan-made film on lesbian love premieres at the Cannes festival on Wednesday — but at home, the movie has been banned, a decision exposing the often bitter debate over homosexuality in East Africa. For director Wanuri Kahiu, ‘Rafiki’ was first and foremost a film depicting Africa as being ‘fun’, ‘joyous’ and ‘full of hope’.