One of the most talked about Kenyan movies “Rafiki” has missed out on nomination in the Best Foreign Language Film category in this year’s Oscar Awards.
The film which was previously banned in Kenya by the Kenya Film Classification Board(KFCB), for promoting lesbianism, has played to sold-out screenings all week, after the High court temporary lifted the ban. hence, paved the way for it to be submitted for the Oscars.
However, Following the announcements of Rafiki’s failed bid at the Oscar, the CEO of KFCB, Dr Mutua took to social media to shade the producers of the Film.
“Now that Rafiki has failed to qualify for nominations to the Oscars, will the civil society still get free tickets for people to watch?'” he wrote on Facebook.