SOFTIE

Sam Soko / 106´ / 2020 / Kenia

Direction: Sam Soko

Production: Toni Kamau, Sam Soko

Cinematography: Joel

Editing: Mila Aung-Thwin, Ryan Mullins, Sam Soko

Sound: Cory Rizos

Music: Olivier Alary, Johannes

Boniface Mwangi is daring and audacious, and recognized as Kenya’s most provocative photojournalist. But as a father of three young children, these qualities create tremendous turmoil between him and his wife Njeri. When he wants to run for political office, he is forced to choose: country or family?

Sam Soko is a film director and producer based in Nairobi who seeks out stories that enable him to engage in socio-political spaces. His work on civic literacy projects in music, non-fiction and fiction has allowed him to connect with artists around the world. He is co-founder of LBx Africa, a Kenyan production company that produced the 2018 Oscar nominated short fiction film Watu Wote. Soko’s first feature documentary film, Softie, was premiered at the Sundance Festival in 2020.

 

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