Sam Soko

  • Sam Soko
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Film director, Producer, Editor
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Kenyan Filmmaker.

Sam SOKO is a film director, editor and producer.

He is known for SOFTIE (2020, Director), "No Simple Way Home" (2020, Producer), FREE MONEY (2020, Co-Director).

He is 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 service-produced the 2018 Oscar nominated short fiction film Watu Wote. Soko's first feature documentary film, SOFTIE, premiered at the Sundance Festival in 2020.

Sam Soko is an award-winning director, producer, and editor based in Nairobi, Kenya. He is co-founder of LBx Africa, a Kenyan production company that works to bring uniquely African perspectives to global audiences. LBx Africa produced the 2018 Academy Award-nominated short Watu Wote.

His first feature-documentary Softie, a story about balancing the deep love of country with the needs of family, premiered at Sundance 2020, winning a special jury prize for editing. His satirical radio play The New Bwana, was produced and broadcast by BBC 4.

Soko is an outspoken defender of freedom of expression and has taken part in global conversations on how to make media matter when the world is on fire.

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Updated by Thierno DIA, 08 Feb 2023


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