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Boniface “Softie” Mwangi, a photo-journalist and anti-corruption activist, made his name with a series of harrowing photos of the violence that followed the 2007 Kenyan elections. A decade later, after years of organizing, arrests, and police beatings, he decides to run for political office. But running a clean campaign against corrupt opponents with idealism as his only weapon proves challenging. SOFTIE is the portrait of a committed activist, but it’s also about politics, family and what it means to be Kenyan. And it’s a gripping campaign film too. Director Sam Soko followed Softie for five years, as Softie’s activism tests his marriage and his ability to be present for his kids. Is winning worth any price? “Softie the documentary really moved me. If you believe in governments for the people, by the people and of the people, this film is for you!” —Lupita Nyong’o (author, actor, activist). Special Jury Award, Sundance Film Festival.
In English and in Kiswahili/Kikuyu with English subtitles.
Toni Kamau, Sam Soko
Boniface “Softie” Mwangi