Softie

  • Softie
Genre : Biography
Type : Documentary
Original title :
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2020
Format : Feature
Running time : 96 (in minutes)

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. 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?

A film by Sam SOKO

Kenya, 2020, Documentary - 1h 36m

COUNTRY
Kenya

RUN TIME
96 min

LANGUAGE
English and Kiswahili/Kikuyu

SUBTITLES
Yes with English subtitles

Produced by
Toni Kamau
Sam Soko

Director
Sam Soko

Screenwriter
Sam Soko

Editors
Mila Aung-Thwin
Sam Soko
Ryan Mullins

Cinematographers
Joel "Ingo" Ngui
Sam Soko
Chris Rhys Howarth

Composers
Olivier Alary
Johannes Malfatti

Sound Design
Cory Rizos

Colorists
Hamed "Ed" Aleali
Sam Neboschizkij

Associate Producer
Katie McKay

Line Producers
Valerie Shamash
Ruth Munyiri

Executive Producers
Bob Moore
Mila Aung-Thwin
Sandra Whipham
Marjon Javadi
Justine Nagan
Chris White
Mandy Chang
Jess Search
Daniel Cross
Bramwel Iro

COMPANY
LBx Africa
EMAIL ssoko@lbxafrica.com
PHONE +254720868968
WEBSITE https://www.lbxafrica.com/


2020 | 41st Durban International Film Festival, Virtual Edition, South Africa | 10-20 sept 2020
* Official Selection
www.durbanfilmfest.com/film/this-is-not-a-burial-its-a-ressurection/


2020 | Sundance Film Festival, USA | 23.01 - 02.02 2020
* CATEGORY: World Cinema Documentary Competition
* Won: World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award for Editing
www.sundance.org/projects/softie

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