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Film Info
Country Listing:Kenya
Premiere Status:Canadian Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2020
Accessibility:Partial Subtitles
Program Category:World Showcase
Film Subjects:Activism
Black Cultures & Issues
Crime & Intrigue
Journalism & the Media
Politics & Political Intrigue
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Sam Soko
Producer(s):Toni Kamau
Sam Soko
Executive Producer(s):Bob Moore
Mila Aung-Thwin
Sandra Whipman
Marjon Javadi
Jess Search
Daniel Cross
Bramwel Iro
Justine Nagan
Chris White
Mandy Chang
Editor(s):Mila Aung-Thwin
Ryan Mullins
Sam Soko
Cinematography:Joel “Ingo” Ngui
Chris Rhys Howarth
Sam Soko
Composer:Olivier Alary
Johannes Malfatti
Sound:Cory Rizos


Photographer and activist Boniface “Softie” Mwangi prioritizes his family, country and God, but not in that order. Determined to see an end to political corruption and the British-imposed colonial-era tribalism that has divided Kenyans since before the country’s independence, Softie has placed duty to country above all else, to the great frustration of his wife Njeri, mother to their three children. When Softie decides to enter the regional election, telling Njeri only after the decision is made, he raises the stakes and is quickly brought face to face with the consequences. Attempting an honest campaign in a pay-to-play political landscape, Softie is in uncharted territory and is forced to distill his values and morals to their purest form, while grappling with what is truly important. A complex portrait of an honourable man, Softie raises questions about the demands of activism and the intimate costs of social change. Nataleah Hunter-Young

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