Soko (The Market)

  • Soko (The Market)
Genre : Comedy
Type : Fiction
Original title :
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2013
Format : Short
Running time : 25 (in minutes)

Soko [The Market] centers around a father/daughter outing to a Kenyan market that takes unexpected turns.

In all societies, and certainly in African ones, there are certain spaces that are often deemed as "men's" or "women's," and people on either side can be extremely protective of those spaces. In this script, I wanted to have fun, with the idea of what might happen when one crosses these artificial boundaries into a space that is traditionally deemed a no-go zone.

Directed by Ekwa Msangi-Omari

Kenya, 2013, Fiction, Short, Comedy.

Soko (The Market) was selected to be part of the 2012 Focus Features Africa First Program and will be distributed in North America through NBC Universal.


Soko [El Mercado] acompaña a un padre y su hija mientras deambulan por un mercado de Kenia: un paseo rutinario que se convertirá en imprevista aventura ante las transformaciones que experimenta el lugar.

Dir. Ekwa Msangi-Omari

Kenia, 2013, cortometraje, Comedia.


  • Arterial network
  • Media, Sports and Entertainment Group (MSE)
  • Gens de la Caraïbe
  • Groupe 30 Afrique
  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
  • Collectif 2004 Images
  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
  • Bénincultures / Editions Plurielles
  • Africiné
  • Afrilivres

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