SOFTIE

SYNOPSIS

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?

PREMIERE

World Premiere at Sundance 2020

YEAR

2020

DURATION

96 minutes

THE DIRECTOR

Sam Soko

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 service produced the 2018 Oscar nominated short fiction film “Watu Wote”. Soko’s first documentary feature film SOFTIE is set to premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in 2020.

CREDITS

LBx AFRICA

presents

in association with

WE ARE NOT THE MACHINE and EYESTEELFILM

Director:  Sam Soko

Producers: Toni Kamau, Sam Soko

Edited by: Mila Aung-Thwin, Ryan Mullins, Sam Soko

Associate Producer: Katie Mckay

Line Producer: Valerie Shamash, Ruth Munyiri

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

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