High Court lifts ban on Controversial Kenyan lesbian film

0 691

Get real time updates directly on you device, subscribe now.

The High court has suspended the ban on controversial lesbian film ‘Rafiki’.

The fims producer Wanuri Kahiu had filed a suit to have the ban lifted so she could submit her flm for the Oscar nominations.

Justice Wilfrida Okwany said the suspension of the ban by the Kenya Film and Classification Board shall be for a period of seven days.

Justice Okwany further added that the film will only be open for viewing to willing adults.

Rafiki’s storyline revolves around a romantic lesbian relationship, hence the move by the Kenya Film Classification Board to ban it over the homosexuality.

Kahiu in her application argued the ban made it impossible for her to submit the film for review by the Oscars Selection Committee Kenya for consideration in the Best Foreign Language Film category award.

Kahiuhas untill 30th of September to show her film in the country.

Did you enjoy this article?
Signup today and receive free updates straight in your inbox. We will never share or sell your email address.
I agree to have my personal information transfered to MailChimp ( more information )

Get real time updates directly on you device, subscribe now.


This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More