The team behind the film Rafiki should really never have been put in this position – that of waiting till the last possible minute to know whether their piece of art would be allowed the opportunity for consideration to the Oscars – the largest event in film across the world.
But that was the predicament that Wanuri Kahiu and the cast, writers and staff of Rafiki – a film that has received worldwide acclaim over the past few months.
The Kenyan High Court today suspended the ban on ‘Rafiki’. The judge ruled that the suspension of the ban by the Kenya Film and Classification Board will be in place for a period of seven days to allow Wanuri Kahiu submit it for the Oscar Awards.
The film will be opened up to public viewing.
One small step.