Kenya lifts ban on lesbian film, making it eligible for oscars
21 September 2018 | 3:31 pm
A Kenyan judge ruled on Friday (September 221) that a government ban must be temporarily lifted on a film telling the love story of two women, a move that will allow the film's director to submit the work as the country's Oscars entry in the foreign film category.
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