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Softie

Sat, Oct 24 / 4 pm & 6:15 pm
Sun, Oct 25 / 2:15 pm & 6:45 pm
Tue, Oct 27 / 6:45 pm
Directed by Sam Soko
2020, USA, 96 min

Saturday, October 24th, 6:15pm screening introduced by Elyas Girma Tesfaye, an Ethiopian 16mm collector and youtube content creator, who is very passionate about the political landscape in Ethiopia.

A nominee for Grand Jury Prize at Sundance this remarkable, suspenseful documentary is the story of a political activist in Kenya – Boniface “Softie” Mwangi who decides to run for office amidst incredible corruption. He tells his wife, Njera who worries that his responsibilities to his family are as important. 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.

Reviews

A Tremendous film.
- The Times (UK)
Toni Kamau and Sam Soko showed me a sneak preview of Softie the film and I can confirm that it is brilliant. Watch it.
- Mail and Guardian
A compelling act of defiance. A powerful and personal election biopic... as intimate as it is brave.
- The Film Stage
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