Softie: Q&A with activists Boniface & Njeri Mwangi, director Sam Soko and producer Toni Kamau

Softie

Language: Engels

Artistic director of the iAfrica Film Festival Angélique Mbundu talks with activists Boniface & Njeri Mwangi and director Sam Soko about the political situation in Kenya.

Angélique Mbundu is the artistic director of the iAfrica Film Festival and co-founder of the African Young Professional Network. After the film she will speak with activists Boniface & Njeri Mwangi and director Sam Soko about the political situation in Kenya. What does it take to fight for this? And what challenges do you face in making a film about this topic?

As a fearless news photographer, Boniface Mwangi captured the brutal reality of Kenyan society and politics after the extreme violence of the elections of 2017. Mwangi began speaking out as a political activist and as an aspiring politician he aims to transcend corruption and tribal differences. In recent years, he was the target of police violence and many threats. However, all this does not discourage him. ‘I used to be called softie, but I’m no longer softie, because I discovered who I really am,’ he says. ‘There’s nothing as powerful as that.’ Read more about Boniface Mwangi and watch a short clip.