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Kenyan court lifts ban on gay-themed movie : Acclaimed film Rafiki will be screened in theatres for the next week, allowing it to qualify for the Oscars

Sep 22, 2018 - The Globe and Mail (Canada)

Kenya's chief film censor is furious. He has ordered his enforcement officers - accompanied by police - to descend on Kenyan cinemas this weekend, patrolling the box offices and checking for any violations of the rules.

The reason for his anger: a court ruling on Friday that lifted the ban on one of Kenya's most acclaimed films. The movie, Rafiki, has won praise at festivals from Cannes to Toronto. But its gentle lesbian love story has triggered outrage from many Kenyans, including powerfu...