Softie

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synopsis

Boniface "Softie" Mwangi has long fought injustices in his country as a political activist. Now he's taking the next step by running for office in a regional Kenyan election. From the moment Boniface decides to run, telling his wife Njeri in passing with a hesitant laugh, he responds to each challenge with optimism. But running a clean campaign against corrupt opponents becomes increasingly harder to combat with idealism alone. And Boniface soon finds that challenging strong political dynasties is putting his family at risk. Should country really come before family, as he's always believed? Award: World Cinema - Documentary Editing, Sundance 2020

cast

Boniface Mwangi, Njeri Mwangi

directed by

Sam Soko

director's bio

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.

screenwriter

Sam Soko

producer

Toni Kamau, Sam Soko

runtime

96 minutes

country

Kenya, US

category

Feature Documentary

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