Banning of the FILM Rafiki

Attached is the explanation given for the banning. (Source: Twitter)

Regards,
Mildred Achoch.

On Monday, April 30, 2018, kanini mutemi via kictanet <
kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:

> For sure the film does not constitute propaganda for war, hate speech,
> advocacy for hatred or discrimination neither does it undermine the rights
> and reputation of others. These are the only acceptable limitations to the
> freedom of expression (Article 33).
>
>
> On 30 Apr 2018, at 14:05, Alex Comninos via kictanet <
> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>
> I am not sure what the film is about in its entirety, but the main
> storyline is a lesbian romance in Nairobi. It is the first Kenyan film to
> be nominated for the Cannes film festival and will premiere there on the
> 8th of May.
>
> Here is the trailer for the film www.youtube.com/
> watch?v=7M_-ucSaFpU
>
>
> On Mon, 30 Apr 2018 at 12:57, Dorcas Muthoni <dmuthoni@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> What is the film about?
>
>
> On Mon, Apr 30, 2018, 1:55 PM Alex Comninos via kictanet <
>
> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>
> Hi
>
>
> I was shocked to learn that the film classification board has banned an
> LGBT film, Rafiki.
>
>
> Our Film and Publication Board recently attempted this but it was
>
> reversed
>
> by the courts.
>
>
> Films are ICTs and we should be discussing this on the list.
>
>
> I am looking forward to the discussion.
>
>
> Kind regards,
> Alex
>
>
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