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by Director A.B. Shawky
Cast Rady Gamal, Ahmed Abdelhafiz
Egypt - Arabic - 97 mins
After the death of his wife, Beshay bravely decides to leave the isolated community where he was abandoned as a child. Along with Obama, the young orphan he has taken under his wing, and his beloved donkey, he embarks on a journey across Egypt to his hometown to find out why his father never kept his promise to return. But Beshay isn’t a man like other men: he is a leper, now cured, whose scars have led him to live apart from the world. Together, he and Obama will confront the world with all its sorrows and moments of grace, in his quest for a family, a place to belong, a little humanity…
Un Certain Regard
by Director Wanuri Kahiu
Cast Samantha Mugatsia, Shelia Munyiva
Kenya - Swahili & English - 82 mins
Wanuri Kahiu, director of the award-winning short film “Pumzi” at the Sundance Film Festival in 2010 brings with Rafiki the very first Kenyan feature film at the Festival!
“Good Kenyan girls become good Kenyan wives,” but Kena and Ziki long for something more. Despite the political rivalry between their families, the girls resist and remain, close friends, supporting each other to pursue their dreams in a conservative society. When love blossoms between them, the threat of discovery becomes unbearable, forcing the two girls to choose between love and safety.
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