Wanuri Kahiu makes film history
Following the release of the official list of The Cannes film festival, ‘Rafiki’ will be the very first Kenyan feature film to debut at the festival.
The Wanuri Kahiu project will feature along side six other female filmmakers project in the festival.
Overwhelmed with joy, the filmmaker excitedly wrote on her Instagram page.
We did it!!!! RAFIKI my new film was invited to Cannes Film Festival!! It’s the first Kenyan feature film to be invited to the festival. What joy! And the talent…. Wa! The wondrous, special, beautiful leads… @nosta_lone@sheila_munyiva the supporting cast… the crew! Thank you! Trust we will bring all our 🖤 fire to that red carpet! #AKenyanFirst#Cannes2018#Cannes2018Women
The festival takes place from the 8th to 17th of May 2018.