It is the first Kenyan film to be screened at Cannes and, more importantly, the first film with a positive message about homosexuality to play in Kenyan theaters. The cinematography is as lively, colorful and engaging as the hairstyle of Ziki Okemi Sheila Munyiva , the boisterous object of affection for our protagonist, Kena Mwaura Samantha Mugatsia. Several times, lens flares from the Sun invade the frame containing Ziki, presenting her as the center of Kena's galaxy. Ziki returns the gaze even more forcefully, which scares Kena. Their feelings are not tolerated by society, and while their story has a simplicity that feels at times a bit too light, Kahiu never shies away from the inherent danger the lovers face. The canvas of the screen is often used as a representation of feeling rather than narrative, with scenes cropped so we can only see pieces of the action. It makes the most intimate moments seem larger-than-life, which is exactly how they must feel to our heroes. Ziki and Kena are the daughters of rival politicians, which adds an extra layer of problems to their relationship. The men we meet like Blacksta Neville Misati flaunt the one-sided rules of romantic entanglement, peppering any and every woman with raunchy come-ons. They also torture the one man they consider to be gay, yelling homophobic slurs at him as he quietly walks through the neighborhood.
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Free Grammar Check! Try Now! To Rafiki someone is to smear a substance on their forehead, which can be sexual in nature, or to lift up someone or something for honorary public presentation. Rafiki then holds the cub high over his head, presenting him to the crowd of animals gathered below the cliff.
Top definition. Swahili African dialect for friend. Used as the name of an unusual baboon in the Disney film, Lion King. Jambo , rafiki! What's shakin? Aug 26 Word of the Day. That Shit Is Fucked. Guy 1 : Gawd Damn this is some good ass ice cream. Guy 2 : Let me get a lick of that shit dawg. You stick ur two fingers in your own ass and then whipe it on the forehead of your partner and say "Simba" in a way similar to the scene at the beginning of lion king where rafiki whipes the fruit on simbas forehead before exposing him to the kingdom.