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

Softie

Language: Engels

Karishma Shelar of the Institute for Social Studies talks with activists Boniface & Njeri Mwangi about the impact of their activism for politics in Kenya.

Karishma Shelar (Institute for Social Studies) talks with activists Boniface & Njeri Mwangi about the impact of their activism on politics in Kenya. What does this mean for the broader political context? Has anything changed so far? Director Sam Soko and producer Toni Kamau will shine their light on what the film can achieve for political change in Kenya.

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.