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Rafiki, the Kenyan LGBTQI+ film with the law on its side
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Arts, Culture and Sport Rafiki, the Kenyan LGBTQI+ film with the law on its side

Rafiki, the first Kenyan film to premiere at Cannes and the recipient of an international commendation, was banned in its country of origin by the Kenya Film Classification Board. The film’s creator has now won a court case to temporarily lift the ban, making it eligible to enter for the Foreign Language Oscar.

Lupita sponsors 600 school kids from Kisumu, her hometown to watch Black Panther
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Arts, Culture and Sport Lupita sponsors 600 school kids from Kisumu, her hometown to watch Black Panther

Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong’o participated in the #BlackPanthersChallenge sponsoring 600 school children to watch the film in her hometown Kisumu, Kenya. Lupita said “I wanted kids from my hometown to see the positive images reflected in the film and superheroes that they can relate to on the big screen”. Wakanda Forever!