This Is The Director Who Sued Her Government For The Chance To Show Her Film In Her Own Country

Wanuri Kahiu isn’t happy with how much trolling and nastiness she’s gotten since her film Rafiki was banned in Kenya because it positively depicted a same-sex relationship. But middle fingers up to the haters: “Days before Rafiki was banned, it was selected for Cannes. Now she has two Hollywood projects on the go: a sci-fi series for Amazon Prime, and a gig directing Millie Bobby Brown of Stranger Things, in a young adult drama produced by Reese Witherspoon, making her the first African woman to get a studio deal. One article bills her as ‘the next Kathryn Bigelow.'” – The Guardian (UK)

Tags: Art, Hollywood, Reese Witherspoon, People, Kenya, Kathryn Bigelow, Rafiki, Millie Bobby Brown, Wanuri Kahiu, 04.12.19, Cannes Now


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