A sympathetic and urgent story about a relationship between two girls in a country – Kenya – where gay relations are absolutely forbidden. With lots of cheerful sunlight and sweet songs.
“Afrobubblegum” is what director Wanuri Kahiu calls her style. In the words of the young maker, this stands for “fun, fierce and frivolous African art”. Like its two protagonists, this film had to overcome considerable resistance after being banned by Kenyan censors. Kahiu contested this decision and finally won in the Kenyan High Court.