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Trevor Noah taunts Kenyan judiciary after court temporarily lifted ban on lesbian-themed film ‘Rafiki’ all because of Oscar award

October 04, 2018 at 08:47
Trevor Noah taunts Kenyan judiciary after court temporarily lifted ban on lesbian-themed film 'Rafiki' all because of Oscar award

Justice Wilfrida Okwany temporarily lifted the ban imposed by the Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) on Rafiki in a ruling made on September 21st.

Okany lifted the ban for seven days to allow Rafiki to be considered for an award at the Oscars. It was to be submitted to the 2019 Oscars Award as Kenya’s entry to the Best Foreign Language film category.

For a film to be considered for Oscars first it has to be screened in cinemas. The lesbian-themed film was allowed to be screened to willing adults in cinemas across the country following the ruling.

Oscars influenced ruling

Comedian Trevor Noah poked fun at Kenyans for warming up to Rafiki all because of the Oscar awards. (Rafiki missed out on Oscars nomination soon after the court temporarily lifted the ban).

Watch Trevor Noah comment on Rafiki on his show – The Daily Show in the video below:

 

 

 

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