A film by Sam Soko. Special Jury Award, Sundance Film Festival 2020, Best Documentary Durban Film Festival, Oscar Qualifying Winner, Best Documentary, Encounters Film Festival, Winner, Best Documentary, Berlin Human Rights Film Festival
Daring and audacious, Softie Mwangi is one of Kenya’s most provocative photojournalist. But as a father of three young children, these qualities create tremendous turmoil between him and his wife Njeri.
Softie has long fought injustices in his country as a political activist. Now he’s taking the next step by running for office in a regional Kenyan election. From the moment he decides to run, telling his wife, Njeri, with a hesitant laugh, he responds to each challenge with optimism. But running a clean campaign against corrupt opponents becomes increasingly difficult. Softie soon finds that challenging strong political dynasties is putting his family at risk. Should his country really come before his family?
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