Softie: Film Screening and Live Q&A Showing online: Wed 16 September – Sun 27 September
Softie: Film Screening and Live Q&A
Showing online: Wed 16 September – Sun 27 September
Live Q&A: Mon 21 September | 20:30 – 21:15 BST
Film Synopsis: Softie
Director: Sam Soko | Countries of production: Kenya | Year: 2020 | Length: 96 min
Language: English, Kikuyu, Kiswahili with English subtitles | Age: 15+ years
Boniface “Softie” Mwangi has long fought injustices in his country as a grassroots political activist. Now he’s taking the next step by running for office in a regional Kenyan election. With his wife Njeri’s fierce support, he responds to each challenge with optimism – but running a clean campaign against corrupt opponents becomes increasingly harder to combat with idealism alone.
Soon, challenging strong political dynasties and sensitising the masses they govern not only starts to take its toll on Boniface and his team’s wellbeing, it also puts his entire family at risk. Boniface faces an impossible conflict: should country really come before family, as he’s always believed?
Softie is a story of courage, conviction and charisma that captures the journey of a young political hopeful with an audacious vision for the future of his country.
Contains scenes of state violence, violent repression of protest and its aftermath. References to torture.
Beyond the Screen
Join Take One Action’s Tanatsei Gambura live at 20:30 on Monday, 21st September in conversation with the film’s director, Sam Soko, alongside protagonists Njeri Mwangi and Khadija Mohamed as we explore the complexities of activism in Kenya and the position of women’s voices in freedom struggles.
All our Q&As are free to attend, though pre-registration is required.
How to watch
This film is available to watch at any time between 00:00 on 16 September and 23:59 on 27 September.
To enjoy the full “live screening” experience, we recommend you:
Book your ticket for the film in advance
Register your place for the live Q&A (taking place 8.30-9.15pm on Mon 21 September)
Start playing the film at 6.45pm on Mon 21 September
Join us for the live Q&A straight after, at 8:30pm
We are offering this title for FREE for all viewers. To get free access, please enter the following code when purchasing the film: S0FT13TOAFF
All live workshops and Q&As will be free to access.
(Monday) 8:30 pm - 9:15 pm