Brief synopsis

    Kena and Ziki are two very different girls living in Nairobi housing estate. When they fall in love and must choose between love and safety against a backdrop of insular gossip, local politics and burgeoning maturity. The film was based on "Jambula Tree" an award winning short story by Monica Arac de Nyeko.
    (http://www.wanurikahiu.com/rafiki/)

    Cast

    ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
    Samantha MugatsiaKena Mwaura [L]
    Sheila MunyivaZiki Okemi [L]
    Mellen AuraElizabeth [SR]

    Crew

    ActivityNameComment
    Post production supervisorFabien Trampont
    Director of photographyChristopher Wessels
    Casting directorNini Wacera
    Costume designerWambui Thimba
    DirectorWanuri Kahiu
    EditorIsabelle Dedieu
    Additional editorRonelle Loots
    ProducerSteven Markovitz
    Co-producerTamsin Ranger
    Co-producerGerhard Meixner
    Co-producerRuben Thorkildsen
    Co-producerMarie-Pierre Macia
    Co-producerGeorges Schoucair
    Co-producerClaire Gadea
    Co-producerRoman Paul
    Co-producerVerona Meier
    Co-producerReinier Selen
    Co-producerWanuri Kahiu
    Postproduction producerTolke Palm
    The Post Republic GmbH Ton
    The Post Republic GmbH Ton
    Production designerArya Lalloo
    Line producerCaroline Ngesa
    Production managerKate Mumbua
    ScreenwriterWanuri Kahiu
    ScreenwriterJenna Cato Bass
    Literary sourceMonica Arac de Nyeko
    Short Story 'Jambula Tree'
    Short Story 'Jambula Tree'
    Production sound mixerFrédéric Salles
    Stunt coordinatorLwanda Jawar

    Production companies

    CompanyComment
    Big World Cinema [za]
    Ape&Bjørn [no]
    co-production
    co-production
    MPM - Movie Partners in Motion Film [fr]
    co-production
    co-production
    Razor Film Produktion GmbH [de]
    co-production
    co-production
    Rinkel Film [nl]
    co-production
    co-production
    Schortcut Films [be]
    co-production
    co-production

    Distributing companies

    CompanyComment
    Film Movement [us]
    USA
    USA
    Météore Films [fr]
    France
    France
    Salzgeber & Co. Medien GmbH (form. Edition Salzgeber) [de]
    Germany
    Germany
    Trigon Film [ch]
    Switzerland
    Switzerland

    Festivals

    YearCountryFestivalComment
    2019GermanyFestival des Deutschen Films LudwigshafenReihe: Weltkino. Internationaler Film
    2018FranceCannes International Film FestivalOfficial Selection Un Certain Regard

    TV-broadcast

    TypeCountryStationDate / TimeComment
    First showingGermanyrbb [de]Thursday, 06/08/2020, 11.50 PM

    Cinema

    TypeCountryDateComment
    Theatre releaseGermanyThursday, 31/01/2019
    Theatre releaseFranceWednesday, 26/09/2018