January 24

AWARD WINNING DOCUMENTARY – “SOFTIE” DIRECTED BY SAM SOKO

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“A marvel of narrative storytelling…”
-Filmmaker Magazine
“A compelling act of defiance”
“a powerful and personal election biopic… as intimate as it is brave”
-The Film Stage
“…tremendous film”
-The Times (UK)  “…RIVETING!” 
– Variety
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?

WINNER – Special Jury Award for Editing – 2020 Sundance Film Festival
WINNER – Best Documentary Film – 2020 Duban Film Festival
Official Selection – 2020 CPH:DOX
Official Selection – 2020 Full Frame Film Festival
Opening Night – 2020 Hot Docs Film Festival 


YEAR  2020 |  COUNTRY  Kenya |  RUN TIME 96 mins
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